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Paul Davis Ryan

Birthplace: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Murray Ryan and Betty A. Ryan (Hutter)
Husband of Janna Christine Ryan
Father of Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private and Tobin Mathew Ryan

Occupation: Politician
Managed by: Private User
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About Paul Ryan

Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is the 54th and current Speaker of the U.S. House of Representativs.. He also represents Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, serving since 1999. On August 11, 2012, Mitt Romney chose Ryan to be his running mate, making him the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election.

Born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan earned a B.A. degree from Miami University in Ohio. Following his studies, he worked as an aide to United States Senator Bob Kasten of Wisconsin, as legislative director for Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, and as a speechwriter for former U.S. Representative and 1996 Republican vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp of New York. In 1998, Ryan won election to the United States House of Representatives, succeeding Republican Mark Neumann. He is now in his seventh term.

As chair of the House Budget Committee, Ryan has focused on fiscal policy and has proposed privatizing Social Security and replacing Medicare for those Americans under 55 with a voucher program. Ryan introduced a plan, The Path to Prosperity, in April 2011 which included significant changes to Medicare. He then helped introduce the similar The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal in March 2012.

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Paul Ryan's Timeline

January 29, 1970
Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
- present
Age 27
United States House of Representitives
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
- 1988
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
- 1992
Oxford, Ohio, United States