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Rep. Fleischmann Honors Father Patrick Ryan

September 22, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 Congressman Fleischmann honored Father Patrick Ryan on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Father Ryan, the pastor of Saints Peter and Paul's parish in Chattanooga from 1872 to 1878, was a shepherd who gave his life in ministering to his flock. He died a martyr's death in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 when he was only 33 years old.