Position title: Former Honorary Fellow
Paul Ryan is a native of Janesville who served as Representative for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District for two decades. He served in a variety of leadership roles including as Chair of the Committee on Ways & Means, Chair of the House Committee on the Budget, and ultimately as the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives. In 2012, Speaker Ryan was selected as the Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States. Speaker Ryan served as an Honorary Fellow for the Thompson Center from 2020-2021.