• Born date: 1803-03-24
  • Born in: Upper Canada
  • Death date: 1882-02-19
  • Death in: CANADA
Egerton Ryerson

Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (24 March 1803 – 19 February 1882) was a Methodist minister, educator, politician, and public education advocate in early Ontario, Canada. He was the leading opponent of the closed oligarchy that ran the province, calling it the "Family Compact."