Biography of Cornelius A. Ryan
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Ryan, Cornelius A., was born in Greenbush, February 1, 1856. He is the son of Cornelius and Mary (Gorman), both born in Ireland, and came to Quebec in 1845, then came to Albany, and finally to Greenbush where they both lived and died; Mr. Ryan died in May. 1895, and Mrs. Ryan in October, 1883. Cornelius Ryan was reared in Greenbush, where he also received his education in the Brothers' school. He then went to work as a brakeman with the Boston & Albany Railroad, where he remained for about sixteen years. He was then elected receiver of taxes and village clerk of Greenbush, which position he now holds. Mr. Ryan was elected police commissioner for two years and supervisor for three years: he was also elected trustee of the village, which position he resigned to take the one which he now holds.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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