George Ryan

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George Ryan, Sr.
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39th Governor of Illinois
In office
January 11, 1999 – January 13, 2003
Lieutenant Corinne Wood
Preceded by Jim Edgar
Succeeded by Rod Blagojevich
36th Illinois Secretary of State
In office
January 14, 1991 – January 11, 1999
Governor Jim Edgar
Preceded by Jim Edgar
Succeeded by Jesse White
42nd Lieutenant Governor of Illinois
In office
January 10, 1983 – January 14, 1991
Governor James R. Thompson
Preceded by Dave O'Neal
Succeeded by Bob Kustra
65th Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
January 14, 1981 – January 10, 1983
Governor James R. Thompson
Preceded by William A. Redmond
Succeeded by Arthur A. Telcser
Personal details
Born (1934-02-24) February 24, 1934 (age 84)
Maquoketa, Iowa
Nationality  United States
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lura Lynn Lowe (June 10, 1956 – June 28, 2011) (her death)
Children Nancy
triplets Julie, Joanne, Jeanette
George Ryan, Jr
Residence Kankakee, Illinois
Alma mater Ferris State College, Bachelor of Pharmacy 1961
Profession Pharmacist and businessman
Parents Thomas J. and Jeanette (Bowman) Ryan

George Homer Ryan, Sr. (born February 24 1934) is an American politician. He is a Republican. He was the former Governor of Illinois. He is a member for the United States Republican Party. His political career was tarnished due to scandals and corruption: Ryan was found guilty on almost all charges and sent to prison. He will get released in 2013.[5] Ryan was Illinois' Governor beginning 1999 until 2003. He is listed as Federal Inmate Number 16627-424, and was scheduled July 4, 2013.[6] He was released in June 2013.

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  1. "George Ryan". Biography in Context (fee, Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale. 1999. Gale Document Number: GALE|K1650000189. Retrieved June 27, 2011.  Gale Biography In Context.
  2. "George Homer Ryan". The Complete Marquis Who's Who (fee, Fairfax County Public Library). Marquis Who's Who. 2010. Gale Document Number: GALE|K2013022832. Retrieved June 27, 2011.  Gale Biography In Context
  3. Roberts, Roxanne; Argetsinger, Amy (June 29, 2011). "The Reliable Source: From the mansion to the Big House". Washington Post. p. C2. Retrieved June 29, 2011. Ryan was recently released temporarily to be with his terminally ill wife, who died of lung cancer Monday 
  4. Schlikerman, Becky (June 28, 2011). "George Ryan, released from prison, at wife's side when she died". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 29, 2011.  Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  5. Schaper, David. "Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan Heading to Prison". NPR. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  6. "Inmate locator: George Ryan". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved June 27, 2011.