From The Oklahoman’s archives, about the grandfather of Janna Little Ryan, the wife of GOP vice presidential pick Rep. Paul Ryan.
1970s State Politician Buried
Saturday, December 4, 1993
Funeral services for Reuel W. Little, a Madill lawyer and rancher who played a major role in the formation of a third political party in Oklahoma in the 1960s, were Friday in Madill.
Little, 92, who was the American Party’s candidate for governor in 1970, died Wednesday.
In 1967, Little and a group began planning for the formation of a third political party to push the candidacy of former Alabama Gov. George Wallace for president.
The group, like many in other states, formed the American Party and made Wallace its presidential candidate.