(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 11/19/1932, in Detroit, MI.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan (Republican) on 09/09/1985; confirmed by the Senate on 10/16/1985; received judicial commission on 10/17/1985.
Assumed senior status on 01/01/2000.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge Ryan remained on the federal bench. Education
University of Detroit School of Law, LL.B., 1956.
University of Detroit, B.A., 1992.Non-judicial Career
U.S. Naval Reserve Captain, JAG Corps, 1957-1992
Lieutenant, law specialist, active duty, 1957-1960
Military judge, 1980-1992
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1960-1963
Private practice, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Justice of the peace, Redford, Michigan, 1963-1966
Judge, Circuit Courtfor the Third Judicial Circuit, Michigan, 1966-1975
Adjunct professor of law,University of Detroit, 1974-present
Justice, Supreme Court of Michigan, 1975-1985
Adjunct professor, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1979-1985