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Ryan, Sylvester J.

Born September 10, 1896, in New York, NY
Died April 10, 1981, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on November 1, 1947, to a seat vacated by Francis G. Caffey; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on November 24, 1947. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1947, and received commission on December 20, 1947. Served as chief judge, 1959-1966. Assumed senior status on January 3, 1973. Service terminated on April 10, 1981, due to death.

City College of New York
Fordham University School of Law, LL.B., 1917

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1918-1924
Chief assistant and acting district attorney, Bronx County, New York, 1924-1947
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1959-1968