Edward George Ryan Memorial

© Photographed June 6, 2015
Erected 1911 by State Bar Association
Milwaukee, Dane County, Wisconsin

Chief Justice 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 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,
and 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 of the hope of reward,
by personal influence of 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

The Edward George Ryan memorial is located at Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 West Forest Home Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53215.

Bust of Edward George Ryan, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Madison, Wisconsin.
Artist unknown. This artwork is in the public domain because it was first
published in the United States before 1923.
This media file is in the public domain.

 The memorial is located at Forest Home Cemetery
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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