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RYUN, Jim, a Representative from Kansas; born in Wichita, Sedgewick County, Kans., April 29, 1947; graduated from Wichita East High School, Wichita, Kans., 1965; B.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans., 1970; president, Jim Ryun Sports, Inc.; member of the United States Olympic Team in 1968; product consultant; motivational speaker; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; became a Member of the One Hundred Fourth Congress under the provisions of Kansas State Law (K.S.A. 25-3503[d]) on November 27, 1996, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Sam Brownback; reelected to the One Hundred Sixth Congress and to the three succeeding Congress (November 27, 1996-January 3, 2007); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Oregon Libraries
Special Collections & University Archives

Eugene, OR
Papers: In the Jack Olsen Papers, 1950-1968, 15.75 linear feet. Persons represented include Jim Ryun.

University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History

Austin, TX
Photographs: In the Darryl Heikes Photographs, ca. 1960-2001, 32 feet. Persons represented include Jim Ryun.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Lake, John. Jim Ryun, Master of the Mile. New York: Random House 1968.

Nelson, Cordner. The Jim Ryun Story. Los Altos, Calif.: Tafnews Press, 1967.

Ryun, Jim, with Mike Phillips. In Quest of Gold: The Jim Ryun Story. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1984.

Ryun, Jim and sons. Heroes Among Us: Deep Within Each of Us Dwells the Heart of a Hero. Shippensburg, Pa.: Treasure House, 2002.

___. The Courage to Run. Ventura, Calif.: Regal Books, 2006.

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