Henry Hunter Bryan

Henry Hunter Bryan ( born February 23, 1786 Martin County, North Carolina; † May 7, 1835 in Montgomery County, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1819 and 1821 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Bryan was the younger brother of Joseph Hunter Bryan (1782-1839), of the state of North Carolina from 1815 to 1819 represented in Congress. He attended the common schools and then moved to Tennessee, where he held several local offices. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1818 Bryan was in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Samuel E. Hogg on March 4, 1819. In 1820 he was confirmed. He did not join his new legislature on March 4, 1821, however, because he was not authorized by Congress. His deputy seat remained vacant for the next two years. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Bryan has held no other higher office more.