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George Ryan

George RyanAKA George Homer Ryan

Born: 24-Feb-1934
Birthplace: Maquoketa, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Illinois, 1999-2003

Military service: US Army (1954-56, Korea)

A ninety-one page Federal indictment filed against him, December 2004.

Father: Thomas J. Ryan
Mother: Jeanette Bowman
Wife: Lura Lynn Lowe (m. 1956, d. 27-Jun-2011 cancer, one son, five daughters)
Son: George Ryan, Jr.
Daughter: Jeanette
Daughter: Joanne
Daughter: Julie
Daughter: Lynda
Daughter: Nancy

    High School: Kankakee High School, Kankakee, IL (1952)
    University: Butler University
    University: BS Pharmacy, Ferris State College, Big Rapids, MI (1961)

    Governor of Illinois (1999-2003)
    Illinois Secretary of State (1991-99)
    Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1983-91)
    Illinois State House of Representatives (1973-83)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Jobs for America's Graduates Board of Directors (former)
    Loyal Order of Moose
    Shriners
    Pied Carbondale, IL 1-May-2000
    Dubya Ranch Hand Jan-2001
    Mail Fraud (2004), convicted 2006
    Tax Evasion (2004), convicted 2006
    Extortion attempted (2004), convicted 2006
    Conspiracy 2004, convicted 2006
    Racketeering 2004, convicted 2006
    Obstruction of Justice (2004), convicted 2006
    Making False Statements convicted 2006
    Took the Fifth
    Irish Ancestry


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