Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Corbett's top deputy assumes Attorney General post

William H. Ryan Jr., Tom Corbett's top deputy, is now officially Pennsylvania's new interim Attorney General.

Corbett's top deputy assumes Attorney General post

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William H. Ryan Jr., Tom Corbett's top deputy, is now officially Pennsylvania's new interim Attorney General.

The transition took place today as Corbett took the oath of office as Pensylvania governor.

Ryan, a career prosecutor and former Delaware County district attorney, has worked in the attorney general's office since 1997, rising to the level of chief deputy handling all legal and adminstrative matters in the office.

A spokesman said Ryan is among those under consideration by Corbett as his successor, but there is no timetable for selection. His nominee to serve out the remainder of Corbett's term which ends in 2012, must be confirmed by the state Senate. 

Ryan served as the head of the attorney general's criminal law division for seven years and also served as a top aide to Corbett's appointed predecessor, Gerald Pappert.

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