John Ryan admitted to practice in Wisconsin and starts his private practice.
John Ryan moves his law practice into the Globe Building, now the Kimpton Alexis Hotel, standing at the northwest corner of First and Madison
The future home of our current building, 1201 3rd Ave, is regraded.
John Ryan moves to the Alaska Building, Seattle’s first steel-framed skyscraper.
William D. Askren elected as Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court.
John Ryan Jr. joins his father’s firm as an Associate. He attended Queen Anne High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and legal education from the University of Virginia. He joined the firm after serving in World War I. John Ryan Jr. served as managing partner of the firm for 49 years until his death in 1982.
William D. Askren joins the firm. The firm becomes Ryan, Askren & Ryan. He was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa where he attended school until he was 14. He moved to Tacoma in 1902 and found a job as a bellhop. He later became a clerk in a pawn shop and studied law at night.
The firm becomes Ryan, Bush, Swanson & Hendel and moves its sixteen Attorneys and staff to the Union Bank of California Building located at 901 Fifth Avenue. John E. Ryan, Jr. had his own dedicated parking space on the first level which, after his passing, was used by Ray Swanson and his Corvette.