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Hall of Honor

Evalyn Murphy Ryan

Class of 1884
Hall of Honor 1984

Evalyn Murphy Ryan was a leader of the Democratic Party in Nebraska and served as Democratic National Committeewoman for 16 years.

Mrs. Ryan was one of the organizers of the Community Concert Association and the first president of the Woman’s Club in Grand Island.

Before her marriage, she began her community work as a teacher in the Grand Island Public Schools. Mrs. Ryan was one of the founders of the Hall County Red Cross in 1917 and was very active in the early League of Women Voters.

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