The Woman At His Side: Janna Ryan

Occasionally the soul mate of a running mate can hover just outside the spotlight--but probably not the intriguing Janna Christine Ryan, a 43-year-old lawyer and lobbyist turned homemaker who may become the next Second Lady.

Born into a well-to-do and politically connected family in Madill, Okla. (pop. 3,818), Janna Little graduated cum laude from Wellesley with a degree in Spanish. Next she headed to law school at George Washington University in Washington.

Embracing her family's deep blue ties in Oklahoma--her uncle is former Senator David Boren and her cousin Dan Boren is now a Congressman--Janna Ryan signed on as a staffer...

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