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Paul Ryan, an American politician

Updated 3:14 PM ET, Wed April 11, 2018
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Republican US Rep. Paul Ryan, running for vice president on the GOP ticket headlined by Mitt Romney, delivers a speech in August 2012 in Virginia. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
Ryan graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1992. He double-majored in economics and political science. Yearbook Photo
Ryan, just elected to Congress, greets Louise Parker, left, and Grace Larson on November 4, 1998, while they dine in Burlington, Wisconsin. Erwin Gebhard/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/AP
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Ryan speak about Ryan's bill, the "Social Security Personal Savings Guarantee and Prosperity Act of 2004." Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images
Ryan speaks in 2005 with William Novelli, the head of AARP, about Social Security. George Bridges/MCT/MCT via Getty Images
Ryan and US Rep. Jim McCrery review materials in 2005 before a news conference. Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images
Ryan watches as President George W. Bush signs the United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act in 2006. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Ryan delivers an opening statement in 2009 during a conference committee meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Ryan tries to evade Rep. Duncan Hunter during a flag football practice in 2009 on the National Mall in Washington. Members of Congress soon would square off against members of the Capitol Police. Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images
Ryan looks over papers in 2010 as he waits for other House Republicans to arrive for a news conference at the Capitol. Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images
Ryan meets in 2012 with fellow Republicans -- Rep. Frank Guinta, Rep. Bill Flores, staffer Stephen Miller and Sen. Jeff Sessions -- before unveiling the coming year's budget plan. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Ryan listen in 2012 as House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Ryan and Romney wave to the crowd after announcing Ryan as the Republican Party's vice presidential candidate in 2012. Amanda Lucier/the virginian-pilot/AP
Ryan wipes away tears as he and Romney greet supporters during a 2012 campaign event in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Darren Hauck/Getty Images
Ryan waves during the 2012 Republican National Convention. With him are: his daughter, Liza; sons, Charlie (left) and Sam; wife, Janna; and mother, Elizabeth Douglas. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Romney, with his wife Ann, and Ryan, with his wife Janna, wave to the crowd following Romney's 2012 concession speech. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ryan waves after his election in 2015 to replace Boehner as House speaker. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
His family attends Ryan's election in 2015 as House speaker. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Ryan sits in his office on Capitol Hill in 2015. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/redux pictures
Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden chat while President Barack Obama delivers the 2016 State of the Union address. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Ryan shows President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, the Speaker's Balcony at the US Capitol on November 10, 2016, days after Trump was elected. Zach Gibson/Getty Images
Ryan administers the oath of office to Rep. Roger Marshall in 2017 as one of Marshall's sons "dabs" during an unofficial ceremony. Zach Gibson/AP
Ryan watches in 2017 as Trump is sworn in. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Trump speaks to Ryan after signing a bill in 2017 in the Oval Office. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Trump congratulates Ryan after Republicans pass legislation in 2017 aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Ryan holds up a pint of Guinness as he proposes a toast in March 2018 during the Friends of Ireland luncheon. Alex Edelman/Pool/Getty Images
Ryan announces his retirement from Congress on April 11, 2018. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images