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Leo Ryan

Leo RyanAKA Leo Joseph Ryan, Jr.

Born: 5-May-1925
Birthplace: Lincoln, NE
Died: 18-Nov-1978
Location of death: Port Kaituma, Guyana
Cause of death: Assassination
Remains: Buried, Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman assassinated in Guyana

Military service: US Navy (1943-46)

Wife: Peg (div.)
Daughter: Erin Ryan
Daughter: Shannon Ryan ("Jasmine")
Daughter: Patricia Ryan
Son: Christopher Ryan
Son: Kevin Ryan

    High School: Campion Jesuit High School, Prairie du Chien, WI (1943)
    University: Bates College
    University: BA, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (1949)
    University: MS, Creighton University, Omaha, NE (1951)
    Teacher: Capuchino High School, San Bruno, CA

    US Congressman, California 11th (1973-78, his death)
    California State Assembly (1962-72)
    Mayor of South San Francisco, CA (1962)
    Congressional Gold Medal posthumous (18-Nov-1983)
    Shot Guyana (18-Nov-1978)
    Irish Ancestry


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