Leo Ryan

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Leo Ryan
Leo Ryan
Ryan c. 1977–1978
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – November 18, 1978
Preceded byPete McCloskey
Succeeded byWilliam Royer
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 27th district
In office
1962–1972
Preceded byGlenn E. Coolidge
Succeeded byLou Papan
Mayor of South San Francisco, California
Personal details
Born
Leo Joseph Ryan Jr.

(1925-05-05)May 5, 1925
Lincoln, Nebraska, US
DiedNovember 18, 1978(1978-11-18) (aged 53)
Port Kaituma, Guyana
Resting placeGolden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California
Political partyDemocratic
Children5
Alma materBates College (V-12)
Creighton University (B.A.)(M.S.)
OccupationPolitician
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1943–1946

Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was the U.S. Representative from California's 11th congressional district from 1973 until his assassination as part of the Jonestown massacre in 1978.

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