Bio: Ryan, Thomas H. (1876 – 19??)
Surnames: Ryan, Thurston, Runke, Murray
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Ryan, Thomas H. (3 September 1876 – 19??)
THOM AS H. RYAN, a well known member of the bar at Wausau and a member of the law firm of Ryan & Sweet, with offices in the First National Bank Building, was born at Berlin, in Green Lake County, Wis., September 3, 1876, and is a son of Thomas C. and Emma E. (Thurston) Ryan.
In 1881 Thomas H. Ryan accompanied his parents to Wausau, and his mother still resides here, his father having died some years after locating here. He was educated in the public schools and at St. John's Military Academy and his military training was brought into play during the Spanish-American War; he enlisted as a member of Company K, 4th Wis. Vol. Inf., recruited at Washburne, Wis., and later served as principal musician; this regiment being held at Anniston, Ala. After he returned to his home he entered the law department in the University of Wisconsin, where he was graduated in the spring of 1901 and was admitted to the bar at Madison. He entered into practice at Merrill, Wis., at first alone and later as senior of the firm of Ryan & Runke, and for several years while living at Merrill was president of the board of education and also was president of the Lincoln county training school board, was treasurer of Lincoln Farm & Timber Co., a director in other corporations and took an active part in the business and social life of the city.
In 1904 Mr. Ryan was married to Miss Mollie V. Murray, a daughter of D. J. Murray, of Wausau, and they have one daughter, Ellen Murray Ryan. Mr. Ryan is a prominent factor in Democratic circles is a member of the Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee and was a delegate to the Baltimore Convention of 1912 where he took an important part in the efforts to secure the nomination of President Wilson. He was manager of the Democratic presidential campaign in northern Wisconsin in the election following and assisted greatly in obtaining the large majorities for Wilson in the northern counties which turned Wisconsin into the Democratic column.
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