Memphis Attorney Named RNC General Counsel

John Ryder of the Memphis firm Harris, Shelton, Hanover & Walsh has been appointed the new general counsel of the Republican National Committee (RNC). In a press release, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus stated, “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.” Ryder was elected as a national committeeman from Tennessee in 1996 and served as a delegate for the 1984, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions. He also currently serves on the RNC's Rules Committee.