James W. Bryan

James Wesley Bryan ( born March 11, 1874 in Lake Charles, Louisiana; † August 26, 1956 in Bremerton, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1915 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


James Bryan attended the public schools of his home in Louisiana and the Lake Charles College. By 1895, he studied at Baylor University in Waco (Texas ) and thereafter until 1897 at Yale University. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1898 admitted to the bar he began in Lake Charles to work in his new profession. In 1905, Bryan moved to the state of Washington, where he settled as a lawyer in Bremerton. In this city he worked as a municipal prosecutor in the years 1907, 1908 and 1911. At the same time he began a political career.

Between 1908 and 1912, Bryan was a member of the Senate of Washington. In the congressional elections of 1912 he was a candidate of the Progressive Party in the newly created fourth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1913. Since he has not been confirmed in 1914, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1915.

Between 1915 and 1917 Bryan was owner and editor of the newspaper "Navy Yard American ". He also worked as a lawyer again. Between 1926 and 1930 he was district attorney in Kitsap County. After that, he was from 1933 to 1936 Head of the Port of Bremerton Commission. James Bryan died on August 26, 1956 in Bremerton and was also buried there.