Bryan F. Mahan

Bryan Francis Mahan ( born May 1, 1856 in New London, Connecticut, † November 16, 1923 ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1915 he represented the second electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Bryan Mahan attended the public schools of his home and then the Robert Bartlett High School. Then he made a plumber teaching. After studying law in Albany (New York) and in 1881 made ​​his admission to the bar he began in New London to work in his new profession.

Mahan was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1882 and 1883 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. Between 1891 and 1892 he was a prosecutor for a short time. In 1893 he co-founded a steamship company, whose president he became. From 1894 to 1898 Mahan served as postmaster in his hometown of New London. Between 1904 and 1906, and again from 1910 to 1913 he was mayor of that city. 1910 and 1911 belonged Mahan also the Senate of Connecticut. Between 1904 and 1916 he was a delegate to all Democratic National Conventions.

In the congressional elections of 1912 he was in the second district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1913 the successor of Thomas L. Reilly, who moved into the third constituency. But since he 1914 Republican Richard P. Freeman defeated in the elections of the year, Mahan was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1915. After the end of his time in the House of Representatives, he was again appointed postmaster of New London. This office he held between March 23, 1915, and he died from on 16 November 1923.

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