The Full Wiki

More info on Elmer Ryan

Elmer Ryan: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Elmer James Ryan (May 26, 1907 – February 1, 1958) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Rosemount, Dakota County, Minnesota, May 26, 1907; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1929; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in South St. Paul, Minnesota; city attorney of South St. Paul 1933 – 1934; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1936 and 1940; elected as a Democrat to the 74th, 75th, and 76th Congresses (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the 77th Congress; resumed the practice of law; entered active duty in the United States Army on June 23, 1942, as a lieutenant in the Selective Service; was promoted to captain and transferred to the Judge Advocate General’s department, later promoted to major and was discharged on October 1, 1945; again resumed the practice of law in South St. Paul, Minnesota; died in an automobile accident on Highway 35, five miles north of Somerset, Wisconsin, February 1, 1958; interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Rosemount, Minnesota.


External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
At large on a General ticket:
Henry M. Arens, Ray P. Chase, Theodore Christianson, Einar Hoidale, Magnus Johnson, Harold Knutson, Paul John Kvale, Ernest Lundeen, Francis Shoemaker
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 2nd congressional district
1935 – 1941
Succeeded by
Joseph P. O'Hara


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address