George Ryan

Former Governor of Illinois

George Ryan

George Ryan

Former Governor of Illinois

Biography

GEORGE H. RYAN was born in Maquoketa, Iowa. He earned a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from Ferris State College in 1961, and at one time owned a chain of family-run pharmacies. Ryan served as chairman of the Kankakee County Board and was elected five times to the Illinois House of Representatives, serving as speaker during the 1981-1983 legislative session. He served two terms as lieutenant governor and secretary of state before being elected governor in 1998. During his tenure in public office, he promoted organ and tissue donation awareness, adult literacy programs and the application of new information technologies. Governor Ryan was a strong advocate for the prevention of drunken-driving, and he successfully pushed for Illinois to lower the blood alcohol level to 0.08 percent. He launched a five-year, $12 billion public works program, Illinois FIRST, to rebuild the state's infrastructure, roads, schools, and transportation systems. He dedicated 51 percent of all new revenue for schools, allocated $2 billion for the VentureTECH program, and ordered a commission to rewrite the state's outdated criminal code. On January 31, 2000, Governor Ryan declared a moratorium on executions in Illinois until a commission can review the administration of the death penalty.

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Birthday

02/24/1934 - Maquoketa, IA

Age

86

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Co-Executive Chairman at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Secretary of State at Illinois Office of the Secretary of State

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President at The Civic Federation

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Executive Vice President at Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc.

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Former Chair, Litigation Department at Milbank LLP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Goodcity

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Founder at Res Publica Group, Inc.

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Vice President, Portfolio Manager at Kennedy Capital Management, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Advanced Equities Financial Corp.

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Former Governor of Illinois

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George Ryan
Former Governor of Illinois
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
Class of 1961
Career History
Speaker
1973 - 1983

The Illinois House of Representatives is the lower house of the Illinois General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Illinois. The body was created by the first Illinois Constitution adopted in 1818. The House consists of 118 representatives elected from individual legislative districts for two-year terms with no limits; redistricted every 10 years, based on the 2010 U.S. census each representative represents approximately 108,734 people. The state legislature has the power to make laws and impeach judges. Lawmakers must be at least 21 years of age and a resident of the district in which they serve for at least two years.

Secretary of State
1991 - 1999
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Chairman of the Board
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Of Counsel at Winston & Strawn LLP

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