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RYAN, William Thomas, Canadian author, born in Toronto, 3 February, 1839. He was educated at St. Michael's college, Toronto, and, entering the army, served during the Crimean war, and subsequently in the 100th royal Canadian regiment. On leaving the army he devoted himself to journalism and literature. He edited "The Volunteer Review," published at Ottawa, "The Evening Mail," of which he was proprietor, the "Daily Free Press" at Ottawa, and the "Daily Sun," and is now (1888) editor of the Montreal "Daily Post" and the "True Witness." He has contributed poems and articles to various magazines, has lectured, and been active as a political speaker on the Liberal side. He is known as an author under the name of Carroll Ryan, which he took in 1853. He has published "Oscar, and other Poems" (Hamilton, 1857) ; "Songs of a Wanderer" (Ottawa, 1867) ; "The Canadian Northwest and the Canadian Pacific Railway" (1875) ; and "Picture Poems" (1884).-His wife, MARY ANN MACIvER, whom he married in 1870, has published "Poems" (Ottawa, 1879).
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