Candidate Profile from Congressional Quarterly
George H. Ryan (R) of Kankakee
- Born: February 24, 1934, Manquoketa, Iowa
- Education: Ferris State College, B.S..
- Military Service: Army, 1954-56.
- Occupation: Pharmacist, pharmacy owner.
- Family: Wife, Lura Lynn; six children.
- Religion: Unspecified.
- Political Career: Ill. House,
1973-83, Republican leader, 1977-81; speaker,
1981-83; lieutenant governor, 1983-91; Ill.
secretary of state, 1991-present.