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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Mourns the Passing of Former Congressman Ralph S. Regula

July 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement upon hearing the news of former Congressman Ralph S. Regula.

“Ralph Regula was many things. A loving father and husband, a committed public servant, and a gentleman known for his ability to bring people together. But I will always remember him as a mentor and a friend. Ralph was the first person to walk up to me on the House Floor when I came to Congress 15 years ago and he remained a person I looked up to throughout the years. His example of public service was one I strived to replicate, and his emphasis on getting the people’s work done and not getting distracted by petty political fights is something Washington would do well to remember today. Andrea and I are sending our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Mary, and their three children. Ohio and the nation lost a truly great public servant. He was a champion for Northeast Ohio and will be greatly missed,” said Congressman Ryan.