John F. O'Ryan

John F. O'Ryan

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John F. O'Ryan

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John Francis O'Ryan (August 21, 1874 - January 29, 1961) was Commanding General of the 27th Division during World War I.

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During the mid 1920s O'Ryan was New York State Transit Commissioner, and was also involved in the early passenger aviation industry.He briefly held the position of New York City Police Commissioner from January 1 to September 24 of 1934. He more than likely cut ties with the Japanese before or shortly after Pearl Harbor was bombed.

During World War II he was involved in the civil defense matters in New York State.After his retirement, in 1952 a New York National Guard training area in Wethersfield, New York was dedicated in his honor, Camp O'Ryan. General O'Ryan died at South Salem, New York on January 29, 1961.Annual Report 1961, Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller - Commander in Chief, Maj. Gen. A. C. O'Hara - Chief of...
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