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MATTHEW J. RYAN


 

Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1963- 1964 Republican
1965- 1966 Republican
1967- 1968 168 Republican
1969- 1970 168 Republican
1971- 1972 Minority Policy Committee Chairman 168 Republican
1973- 1974 Majority Whip 168 Republican
1975- 1976 Minority Whip 168 Republican
1977- 1978 Minority Whip 168 Republican
1979- 1980 Majority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1981- 1982 Speaker 168 Republican
1983- 1984 Minority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1985- 1986 Minority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1987- 1988 Minority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1989- 1990 Minority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1991- 1992 Minority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1993- 1994 Minority Floor Leader 168 Republican
1995- 1996 Speaker 168 Republican
1997- 1998 Speaker 168 Republican
1999- 2000 Speaker 168 Republican
2001- 2002 Speaker 168 Republican
2003- 2004 Speaker 168 Republican
 Counties   Chester, Delaware

Biography

04/27/1932 - 03/29/2003

Delaware County (1967-2002), Chester and Delaware Counties (2003)

RYAN, Matthew J., a Representative from Delaware and Chester Counties; born in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., April 27, 1932; graduated, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School; B.S., Villanova University, 1954; LL.B., Villanova University Law School, 1959; first lieutenant, United States Marine Corps (1954-1956); first lieutenant, United States Marine Corps Reserve (1952-1960); attorney; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1962 and served 21 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Whip (1973-1974); elected, Minority Whip (1975-1978); elected, Majority Leader (1979-1980); elected, Minority Leader (1983-1994); elected, Speaker (1981-1982 and 1995-2003); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Interstate Cooperation (1967-1968); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (1975-1984, 1989-2002); at-large Republican Party Member (1977-1978); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (1981-1990); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (1981-1990); appointed, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1997-2002); Capitol Annex building dedicated, June 22, 1999, as the Speaker Matthew J. Ryan Office Building; died while in office, March 29, 2003 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Calvary Cemetery, West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.