Jim Ryun, U.S. Congress

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James Ronald Ryun

Also Known As: "Jim"
Birthplace: Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States
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About Jim Ryun, U.S. Congress


James Ronald ("Jim") Ryun (born April 29, 1947) is an American track and field athlete who won a silver medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 1,500 metre run. He was also the first high school athlete to run a mile in under four minutes, which he did three times during his high school career.

Jim Ryun, a Representative from Kansas; born in Wichita, Sedgewick County, Kans., April 29, 1947; graduated from Wichita East High School, Wichita, Kans., 1965; B.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., 1970; president, Jim Ryun Sports, Inc.; member of the United States Olympic Team in 1968; product consultant; motivational speaker; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; became a Member of the One Hundred Fourth Congress under the provisions of Kansas State Law (K.S.A. 25-3503[d]) on November 27, 1996, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Sam Brownback; reelected to the One Hundred Sixth Congress and to the three succeeding Congress (November 27, 1996-January 3, 2007); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.


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Jim Ryun, U.S. Congress's Timeline

April 29, 1947
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States
February 28, 1973
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States