JOHN RYDER, Dubuque. - Senior representative from Dubuque county, was born and reared in Dubuque, Iowa, and educated in the parochial schools. He graduated from the Bayless Business College. For twenty-five years he was the junior member of the Ryder Brothers wholesale grocery firm. In 1919, he organized the Ryder Realty Company and served as vice-president until January, 1925, when he retired from the firm. In March, 1925, he was elected member of the board of education of the city of Dubuque and was appointed chairman of the finance committee. He was married in November, 1917, to Miss Anna L. Killeen, who died in May, 1923. He was elected to the general assembly November, 1924, re-elected in 1926, 1928, 1930, and 1932. A democrat.