George Ryan, Governor

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George Homer Ryan, Sr.

Birthplace: Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, United States
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Son of Thomas Ryan and Jeanette Bowman
Widower of Lura Lynn Ryan

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About George Ryan, Governor

George Homer Ryan Sr. (born February 24, 1934) was the 39th Governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1999 until 2003. He was a member of the Republican Party. Ryan received national attention for his 1999 moratorium on executions in Illinois and for commuting more than 160 death sentences to life sentences in 2003. He was later convicted of federal corruption charges and spent more than five years in federal prison and seven months of home confinement. He was released from federal prison on July 3, 2013.

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February 24, 1934
Maquoketa, Jackson County, Iowa, United States