Edward George Ryan
1810 - 1880
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
1874 - 1880
To the memory of
Edward George Ryan,
who, as Chief Justice of Wisconsin,
wrought with master hand in upbuilding
its system of jurisprudence and
added dignity to government by law.
This memorial structure is
dedicated by the state bar association
on behalf of its members and others
at home and abroad, A.D. 1911.
In other places in life,
the light of intelligence, purity of truth,
love of right, firmness of integrity,
singleness of purpose, candor of judgment,
are relatively essential to high beauty of character.
On the bench they are the absolute condition of duty.
The judge who palters with justice,
who is swayed by fear, favor affection or the hope of reward,
by personal influence or public opinion,
prostitutes the attributes of God
and sells the favor of his Maker.
But the light of God's eternal truth and justice
shines on the head of the just judge,
and makes it visibly glorious.
— Ryan, 1873
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 42° 59.855′ N, 87° 56.702′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Monument is in Section 31, Block 7, Lots 1 & 2 of Forest Home Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In memory of Franklin Van Valkenburgh (within shouting distance of this marker); Byron Kilbourn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orville Cadwell (about 500 feet away); Forest Home Soldiers' Lot (about 500 feet away); Mathias Stein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacob Best (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Schlitz (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Silas J. Sawyer and Jennie E. Sawyer (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
Also see . . .
1. Edward G. Ryan (1810-1880). (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Chief Justice Edward G. Ryan: A World in Which Nothing is Perfect," in Wisconsin Lawyer. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.