10 things you might not know about GOP vice presidential pick Paul Ryan

Published: Monday, Aug. 13 2012 3:06 p.m. MDT

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At 16, Ryan discovered his father dead of a heart attack, and the event helped develop his worldview, The New York Times suggested. After his father's death, Ryan began working at McDonald's and became class president in his high school. His numerous activities in high school led to an award for being "a politically astute suck-up," the Times said, referring to his 1988 high school award as the "Biggest Brown-Noser." He was also voted prom king.

* In this photo taken on June 3, 2010, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, left, autographs a magazine that features him on the cover for a supporter at Badger High School in Lake Geneva, Wis.
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