James Ryan (Wisconsin politician)
Ryan was born on March 24, 1830 in what would become Fort Howard, Wisconsin. He was a publisher by trade and editor of The Crescent. He married twice: to Mary Griffis in 1858, and to Caroline Studley in 1906. He died at his home in Appleton in 1913.
Ryan was a member of the Senate from the 22nd District during the 1876 and 1877 sessions and a member of the Assembly during the 1882 and 1883 sessions. Additionally, he was an alderman and City Treasurer of Appleton, Wisconsin. He was a Democrat.