Ryan, William F. (William Fitts), 1922-1972

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William Fitts Ryan (June 28, 1922 – September 17, 1972) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as a representative from New York in the United States House of Representatives from 1961 until his death from throat cancer in New York City in 1972. He was a member of the Democratic Party.
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creatorOf Ryan, William Fitts, 1922-1972. William Fitts Ryan papers, 1947-1972. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Elmer Gertz Papers, 1789-1997, (bulk 1926-1988) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Socialist Party (U.S.). Records of the Socialist Party (U.S.), 1897-1976. Library of Congress
referencedIn Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983. Houghton Library
creatorOf Ryan, William F., 1922-1972. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1970. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Guide to the Charles Rivers Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1921-1989 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000. Elmer Gertz papers, 1789-1997 (bulk 1926-1988). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Democratic Party (N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000. person
correspondedWith Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972 person
correspondedWith Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993 person
associatedWith Socialist Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State) NY US
New York City NY US
Albion NY US
Civil rights movements
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Birth 1922-06-28

Death 1972-09-17


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