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Joseph Hunter BRYAN

(1782-1839)

BRYAN, Joseph Hunter, (brother of Henry Hunter Bryan), a Representative from North Carolina; born in Martin County, N.C., April 9, 1782; member of the State house of commons 1804, 1805, and 1807-1809; trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1809-1817, and was sent to Tennessee on behalf of the university to secure from the general assembly of Tennessee its claims to escheated lands; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); died at La Grange, Fayette County, Tenn., December 28, 1839; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn.

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

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