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John Heritage BRYAN

(1798-1870)

BRYAN, John Heritage, a Representative from North Carolina; born in New Bern, N.C., November 4, 1798; studied under private teachers and attended New Bern Academy; was graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1815; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in New Bern, N.C.; member of the State senate in 1823 and 1824; trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1823-1868; elected as Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress and as an Adams candidate in the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); was not a candidate for renomination in 1828; resumed the practice of law in New Bern; moved to Raleigh in 1839 and continued the practice of law; died in Raleigh, N.C., May 19, 1870; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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