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Sylvester Ryan

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Sylvester RyanUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New York
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Current Court Information:
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Harry Truman
Active:   12/20/1947 - 1/3/1973
Preceded by:   Francis Caffey
Succeeded by:   Henry Werker
Personal History
Born:   1896
Undergraduate:   City College of New York
Law School:   Fordham University School of Law (1917)

Sylvester J. Ryan (1896-1981) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ryan received a recess appointment from President Harry Truman on November 1, 1947, to a seat vacated by Francis Caffey; he was nominated on November 24, 1947, confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1947, and received commission December 20th. He served as chief judge from 1959-1966. Ryan was succeeded in this position by Henry Werker. He assumed senior status on January 3, 1973, and served in that capacity until his death on April 10, 1981.[1]

Early life and education

  • City College of New York
  • Fordham University School of Law, LL.B., 1917[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1918-1924
  • Chief assistant and acting district attorney, Bronx County, New York, 1924-1947[1]

Judicial career

Southern district of New York

Ryan received a recess appointment from President Harry Truman on November 1, 1947, to a seat vacated by Francis Caffey; he was nominated on November 24, 1947, confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1947, and received commission December 20th. He served as chief judge from 1959-1966. Ryan was succeeded in this position by Henry Werker. He assumed senior status on January 3, 1973, and served in that capacity until his death on April 10, 1981.[1]

Reference

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Francis Caffey
Southern District of New York
1947–1973
Succeeded by:
Henry Werker