Sunday, January 08, 2017

The great Murray Ryan passes away at his home Saturday

Murray Ryan passed away surrounded by his family and friends Saturday. The former New Mexico Legislature (R) who served from 1968 to 1998 in District 38 was 93 years-old. Ryan was a native of Grant County who graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Silver City. He went on to West Point and served in Germany before coming back to the U.S. and throwing his hat in the ring of politics. “Murray Ryan’s passing marks the end of an era,” former District 38 House of Representative Dianne Hamilton (R) said. “Murray was in the state legislature when lawmakers behaved like ladies and gentlemen.” Newly elected District 38 House of Representative Rebecca Dow (R) stated she spoke with Ryan before his death and that she was supposed to visit with him during a trip to Silver City this past weekend. “I’m sad that he’s passed,” Dow said. “He’s been calling me and we have been talking about what a representative in the House is supposed to be. I was really impressed with his passion for his community and his commitment. He was very helpful to me throughout my campaign.”...more

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