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William Henry Ryan

congressman

William Henry Ryan, American congressman. member of the board supervisors, Erie County, New York, 1894-1899, chairman same, 1898; member 56th to 60th Congresses (1899-1909); member Democratic State Committee Chairman Buffalo Grade Crossing and Terminal Commission; member Buffalo Terminal Commission, New York State Council of Parks, Allegheny State Park Committee (chairman).

Background

Ryan, William Henry was born on May 10, 1860 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Patrick and Jane (Cleary) Ryan.

Education

Educated Buffalo, New York, High School.

Career

Engaged in boot and shoe business, 1878. President Ryan & Cable, Inc., general insurance and bonding agts.

Membership

Member of the board supervisors, Erie County, New York, 1894-1899, chairman same, 1898. Member 56th to 60th Congresses (1899-1909). Member Democratic State Committee Chairman Buffalo Grade Crossing and Terminal Commission.

Member Buffalo Terminal Commission, New York State Council of Parks, Allegheny State Park Committee (chairman).

Connections

Married Ellen T. Cosgrove, September 19, 1887.

father:
Patrick Ryan

mother:
Jane (Cleary) Ryan

spouse:
Ellen T. Cosgrove