History of the Federal Judiciary

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Ryan, Harold Lyman
Born June 17, 1923, in Weiser, ID
Died April 10, 1995, in Boise, ID

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Idaho
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 7, 1981, to a seat vacated by Raymond C. McNichols. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1981, and received commission on December 17, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1988-1992. Assumed senior status on December 30, 1992. Service terminated on April 10, 1995, due to death.

University of Idaho College of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade, 1943-1946
Private practice, Weiser, Idaho, 1950-1981
Prosecutor, Washington County, Idaho, 1951-1952
State senator, Idaho, 1962-1966

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