Ron Cyrus
Kentucky-born Democratic politician
Ron Cyrus
Ronald Ray "Ron" Cyrus was a Democrat politician and public servant in Greenup County, Kentucky. He was the father of American country music singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus.
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TAKE THE MONEY & RUN: Cyprus Set to Raid Banks To Pay for EU Bailout
Fox News - almost 4 years
Wall Street Sinks Amid Euro Worries VIDEO: Citizens Bearing Burden of Cyprus Bailout
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Rant 'N' Roll: Hard News For Hard Times - Aquarian Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Once we had Kentucky State legislator Ron Cyrus (a Democrat) tell us, “I think that marijuana should be like alcohol and tobacco and should be able to be controlled by a governing body.” In other words, legalize it, baby! And yes, Rep
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Miley Cyrus: Taking after granddaddy? - Louisville Courier-Journal (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
See, before she was a teen star on her own show, before her daddy had an "Achy Breaky Heart," her grandfather, the late Ron Cyrus, was a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for nearly 20 years until he retired in 1995
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THE ARTS ALONG HIGHWAY 23; Traveling a Country Road to Big-City Fame
NYTimes - almost 18 years
On this spring day, at least, last period assembly at Russell High School was a special occasion with a distinctly local flavor. Julie Reeves, a 24-year-old country singer with a new recording contract, had returned from Nashville to her alma mater in the Appalachian hills to belt out a few tunes in the gym and give the seniors a pep talk.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ron Cyrus
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 70
    Cyrus was 70 years old when he died on February 28, 2006, after battling lung cancer.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred in the Cyrus Family Cemetery in Louisa, Kentucky. The song "I Miss You" by Cyrus' granddaughter Miley was written for him and is featured on her 2007 album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The song "Hey Daddy" by his son Billy Ray Cyrus is also dedicated to him, on the album "Wanna Be Your Joe". Billy Ray sang this song to Ron Cyrus the night before his death. In honour of Ron Cyrus, Miley Cyrus chose to act as "Ronnie" for her character in the 2010 film The Last Song. Miley Cyrus also changed her middle name from "Hope" to "Ray" in honor of her late grandfather as well as her father. Miley Cyrus' autobiography Miles to Go is also dedicated to Ron Cyrus.
  • 1996
    Age 60
    He was elected to 11 consecutive terms—serving a total of 21 years—until he retired from office in 1996.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1984
    Age 48
    Cyrus served as executive secretary and treasurer of the Kentucky AFL-CIO from 1984–1986 and was employed as a rigger with Armco Steel Ashland Works.
    More Details Hide Details He was a Kentucky colonel, served as a regional representative with Alan Greenspan of the Federal Reserve Board, is a former member of The Crownsmen Quartet, is a former Little League baseball coach, and was a member of Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association. Cyrus also served in the United States Air Force in Japan. He served as founding Chairman of the Board of the Billy Ray Cyrus Charities Foundation and was a devoted member of Big Woods Community Church in Wellington, Kentucky.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 39
    He was elected a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives for Kentucky's 98th Legislative District, which encompasses Greenup County, in 1975.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1935
    Born
    Born on July 10, 1935.
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