里奧·瑞恩

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李奧·瑞恩
Leo Ryan
李奧·瑞恩
任期
January 3, 1973-November 18, 1978
前任 Paul N. McCloskey, Jr.
繼任 William H. Royer
任期
1962-1972
前任 Glenn E. Coolidge
繼任 Lou Papan
任期
1962-1962
个人资料
出生 1925年05月5日(1925-05-05)
林肯 (內布拉斯加州)
逝世 1978年11月18日(53歲)
蓋亞那
政黨 民主黨
子女 五位
職業 政治家
信仰 羅馬天主教[1]

李奧·瑞恩英语Leo Ryan、1925年5月5日-1978年11月18日)美國政治家,曾任加州第11選區美國眾議員。1978年11月,瑞恩來到蓋亞那西北部的瓊斯鎮進行調查,後於11月18日在一座小型機場遭受人民聖殿教的守衛開火襲擊,瑞恩中彈身亡.也因此導致他成為美國史上第一個因公殉職的眾議員[2][3][4][5] 。他在1983年被追授國會金質獎章

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  1. ^ http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20078618,00.html
  2. ^ Cuniberti, Betty; Los Angeles Times News Service: Wire services. Daughter of Congressman Killed in Guyana Explains Why She Joined Commune of Controversial Indian Guru. The Record (Bergen Record Corp.). January 6, 1985: (A54). "Six years later, 32-year-old Shannon Jo Ryan joined other family members in the White House Oval Office, where President Reagan presented them with Ryan's posthumous Congressional Gold Medal, honoring the only member of Congress ever killed in the line of duty." 
  3. ^ Sudol, Karen. Keeping her brother's memory alive : Rep. Ryan's sister won't let people forget him or Jonestown. Asbury Park Press. November 24, 2004. "Ryan is the only member of Congress to have been killed in the line of duty and was posthumously recognized in the 1980s with a congressional award presented by then-President Ronald Reagan." 
  4. ^ Congressman Tom Lantos' Remarks on the 25th Anniversary of the Tragedy at Jonestown and the Death of Congressman Leo Ryan, 新聞稿. Internet Archive. 2003-11-17 [2010-01-29]. "Among the victims was Congressman Leo Ryan, the first Member of Congress ever killed in the line of duty."  (archived page, alternate link)
  5. ^ Epstein, Edward. Lantos the master storyteller, communicator. San Francisco Chronicle. January 1, 2007 [2008-09-02]. "Ryan, the only member of Congress ever killed in the line of duty, was succeeded in a special election by a Republican, but Lantos won a Democratic primary in 1980, beat the GOP incumbent and has never looked back." 

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