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Ryan, George Homer

Born: 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.

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US pharmacist and Republican politician

 

prominent opponent of capital punishment

 

member of Illinois house of representatives 1973-1983

 

Republican leader of Illinois house of representatives 1977-1981

 

speaker of Illinois house of representatives 1981-1983

 

lieutenant governor of Illinois 1983-1991

 

secretary of state of Illinois 1991-1999

 

governor of Illinois 1999-2003

 

1st US state governor to visit Cuba under Fidel Castro's regime 1999

 

imposed moratorium on all executions in Illinois 2000

 

issued blanket clemency to all death row prisoners in Illinois 2003, pardoning four prisoners and commuting death sentences of remaining 167 prisoners

 

indicted 2003 on twenty-two federal counts of racketeering, mail fraud, tax fraud, and false statements


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