This 1998 photo provided by the Ryan family shows Paul Ryan, right, and his older brother Tobin Ryan, left, with Republican politician and former collegiate and professional football pl

 

              This 1998 photo provided by the Ryan family shows Paul Ryan, right, and his older brother Tobin Ryan, left, with Republican politician and former collegiate and professional football pl
This 1998 photo provided by the Ryan family shows Paul Ryan, right, and his older brother Tobin Ryan, left, with Republican politician and former collegiate and professional football player Jack Kemp. In the days since Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney selected Ryan for the vice presidential slot on the Republican ticket, the now 42-year-old congressman's biography has become instant folklore. Lifelong resident of a little city in the heartland, embracing new responsibilities as a teen after the sudden death of his father. Devoted husband and father, devout Roman Catholic, avid deer hunter, fisherman and fitness buff. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the Ryan Family)