Who is Paul Ryan? | Paul Ryan | Scoop.it


Signs point to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announcing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidential running mate in Norfolk later on Saturday morning, a decision that would send the 42-year-old House Budget Committee chairman across the country to campaign on the ticket this fall.

So, who is the newest star in the national political firmament?

Ryan is a native of Janesville, Wis., where he was born in 1970. Ryan, the son of Paul Ryan. Sr. and Betty Ryan, is the youngest of four children. According to the Almanac of American Politics, Ryan’s father and former Democratic senator Russ Feingold’s father had law offices in the same building. Ryan’s father died of a heart attack when he was just a teenager.

Via Michael Charney