★★★ Bryan, Guy Morrison

Guy Morrison Bryan

Born: January 12, 1821

Birthplace: Herculaneum, Jefferson County, Missouri

Father: James Bryan 1788 – 1822
(Buried: Hazel Run, Missouri)​

Mother: Emily Austin 1795 – 1851
(Buried: Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, Texas)​

Wife: Laura Harrison Jack Bryan 1839 – 1872
(Buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas)​


Laura H. Bryan Park 1864 – 1935​
(Buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas)​
Hally Ballinger Bryan Perry 1868 – 1955​
(Buried: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas)​
Guy Morrison Bryan Jr. 1872 – 1935​
(Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Texas)​


1842: Graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio​

Occupation before War:

Rancher in Brazoria County, Texas​
Served in the Texas Revolution​
Served in the Mexican War​
1847 – 1853: Texas State Representative​
1853 – 1857: Texas State Senator​
1856: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1857 – 1859: United States Congressman from Texas​
1857 - 1859: Missed 188 of 548 Roll Call Votes in U.S. Congress​
1857 - 1859: Member of House Agriculture Committee​
1857 - 1859: Member of House Indian Affairs Committee​
1857 - 1859: Member of House Revisal and Unfinished Business Committee​
1860: Chairman of Democratic Party Convention in Baltimore, Maryland​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Texas State Secession Convention​
1861: Major in the Confederate Army​
1861: Volunteer Aide to General Hebert​
1863: Assistant Adjutant to General Edmund Kirby Smith​
Helped organize the Texas Cotton Bureau​
1864 – 1865: Colonel and Military Court Judge in Confederate Army​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1890: Lived in Galveston, Texas​
1873: Texas State Representative​
1879: Texas State Representative​
1887 – 1891: Texas State Representative​
1890 – 1898: Lived in Quintana, Texas​
1892 – 1901: President of Texas Veterans Association​
1898 – 1901: Lived in Austin, Texas​

Died: June 4, 1901

Place of Death: Austin, Texas

Age at time of Death: 80 years old

Burial Place: Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas
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Apr 18, 2019
Upstate New York
Sorry if I came across "harshly". That was not my intention at all. I think Bryan served at least six differant terms (or more.?) One was pre war.
It didn't sound harsh. But it is a notable fact. We'd have to look at the details to see if that meant he moved a lot or the lines changed a lot. Legislators today can serve in different numbered districts after reapportionment, even though they are at the same address.