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William James BRYAN

(1876-1908)
Senate Years of Service:
1907-1908
Party:
Democrat

BRYAN, William James, (brother of Nathan Philemon Bryan), a Senator from Florida; born near Fort Mason, Orange (now Lake) County, Fla., October 10, 1876; attended the public schools; graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., (now Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.) in 1896 and from the law department of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., in 1899; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Jacksonville, Fla.; solicitor of the Duval County Criminal Court of Record 1902-1907; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stephen R. Mallory and served from December 26, 1907, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 22, 1908; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.

Bibliography

U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 60th Cong., 1st sess., 1907-1908. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.

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

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