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NO. R-10. JOINT RESOLUTION in memory of Thomas C. Ryan.

(J.R.H. 3)

Offered by: Representative Mullin of Rutland Town.

Whereas, the life of native son Thomas Ryan is one that every Rutlander can point to with great pride and admiration, and

Whereas, his professional banking career and numerous public service endeavors exhibited a strong commitment to his community and reflected a human being of outstanding personal integrity, and

Whereas, after graduating from Rutland's Mount St. Joseph Academy and magna cum laude from Georgetown University, he completed his education with the receipt of a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Economics, and

Whereas, during the Korean War, Thomas C. Ryan was a captain in the U.S. Air Force, and

Whereas, upon completing his academic training and concluding his military commitment, he commenced his banking career in Connecticut, rising to the position of vice president at the Connecticut Bank and Trust before returning to his hometown where he was president of the Rutland Savings Bank, and retired from Dean Witter Reynolds, and

Whereas, Thomas C. Ryan's community service was broadly based, and encompassed the cultural, economic, educational, health and public safety aspects of the city's life as he served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the College of St. Joseph, the Economic Development Council for Southwestern Vermont, the Paramount Theater, the Rutland Regional Medical Center of which he also served a term as President, the Rutland Solid Waste District, the United Way, and the Vermont Children's Aid Society, and

Whereas, in the political sphere, he sought elective office, standing for lieutenant governor and state senator, and ultimately accepting an appointment to the state transportation board, and

Whereas, Thomas C. Ryan was known for his great interest in Vermont history, and

Whereas, he and his bride of 37 years, Mary Klett Ryan, were the parents of a son, Stephen and two daughters, Kate and Maura, and

Whereas, Thomas C. Ryan will be best remembered in Rutland for his enduring societal contributions, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of Thomas C. Ryan on his passing, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Mary Klett Ryan in Rutland.