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Guy Morrison Bryan

US Congressman. At ten years old he left Missouri and came to Texas with his family in 1831. He was fifteen when he enlisted in the Texas Army and after the Battle of San Jacinto, he was an orderly for Alexander Somervell. After returning to Texas, he studied law and served briefly in the Mexican-American War. In 1847, he was elected from Brazoria County Texas, to the legislature of the newly formed State of Texas, was a member of the Texas State House of Representatives (1847-53), served in the Texas State Senate (1853-57) and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856. In 1857, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving until 1859. During the Civil War, he served as volunteer aide-de-camp on the staff of General Herbert and afterwards as assistant adjutant general, with the rank of Major, of the trans-Mississippi Department. He was again a member of the Texas State House of Representatives serving (1873, 1879, 1887-91). He was elected president of the Texas Veterans Association in 1892 and served until his death at age 80.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18119
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Guy Morrison Bryan (12 Jan 1821–4 Jun 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18119, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .