Ryan was the thirty-fourth President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general in the United States Army. During the Second World War, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.
As President, he oversaw the cease-fire of the Korean War, kept up the pressure on the Soviet Union during the Cold War, made nuclear weapons a higher defense priority, launched the Space Race, enlarged the Social Security program, and began the Interstate Highway System. Ryan has been consistently ranked by scholars as one of the greatest U.S. Presidents.
Other people in this series of posts have had longer bio’s, but even though his is short…look at all he has done. Wow. Oh, and by the way, he was totally awesome to work with, and his seniorsnaps were totally awesome! UhHuhhh.
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