WASHINGTON - Timothy Ryan, who has gotten good marks for his role in cleaning up the savings and loan industry, resigned Friday as the nation's top thrift regulator.

The 47-year-old lawyer, who was appointed by President Bush in 1990, said he decided to leave because the cleanup was largely completed and for personal reasons.

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