Thursday, February 7, 2013

John Ryder Named General Counsel of RNC

Memphis lawyer who guided national Republican redistricting efforts after 2010 census earns another GOP feather.

Posted By on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:18 PM

John Ryder, the Memphis lawyer and national Republican committeeman from Tennessee who chaired the GOP’s national reapportionment efforts after the 2010 census, has got another big-time feather in his cap.

Ryder has just been announced as general counsel of the Republican National Committee by RNC chairman Reince Priebus.

Priebus made the following statement on Thursday:

“I am delighted to announce that I have appointed John Ryder as the new General Counsel of the RNC. I am confident that John’s legal expertise and political experience make him the ideal choice. His understanding of the inner workings of the Committee from his tenure as an RNC Committeeman and a delegate will be an invaluable asset in providing the RNC with guidance and leadership as we move ahead. I look forward to working with John as we continue to assemble the resources needed to be victorious in 2013, 2014, 2016 and beyond.”

In addition to his recent redistricting efforts, Ryder, who has held his national committeeman post from 1996 to the present, with a four-year break from 2004 to 2008, also served as schedule chairman for RNC presidential nominations at his party’s 2012 convention in Tampa.

And in a largely unpublicized effort, he was integrally involved in attempts to resolve differences between the GOP party platform committee and delegates loyal to libertarian Ron Paul.

He was co-chairman of the Southern Region and director of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, held in Memphis in 2006. He is vice President for Judicial Affairs for the Republican National Lawyers Association and serves as Senior Advisor to the Memphis Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

Ryder is a member of the Harris, Shelton, Hanover & Walsh law firm and has chaired or served on the boards of numerous civic organizations in Memphis.

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