Joseph Bryan

Joseph Bryan ( born August 18, 1773 in Savannah, Georgia, † September 12, 1812 ) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1806 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Bryan enjoyed a private school education, and among other at the University of Oxford in England later. He also studied law in Philadelphia. Later he built at Wilmington Iceland near Savannah plantation " nonchalance " on which he farmed. At the same time he began a political career as a member of which was founded by President Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party.

In the state- wide held congressional elections of 1802 he was again appointed for the third seat from Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1803 to his new mandate. The third deputy's mandate was extinguished in 1793 and was re- established in the elections of 1802. After a re-election Bryan could remain in Congress until his resignation in 1806; the exact date of his resignation is unknown. But it must have been before September 1, as assumed his new mandate on this day the chosen as his successor Dennis Smelt. His resignation came shortly after his marriage to Delia Forman ( 1783-1825 ). He wanted to get more time with his new family and the management of his plantation. During his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, the territory of the United States was greatly enhanced by the Louisiana Purchase by President Jefferson. In 1804 the 12th Amendment was passed in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph Bryan managed his plantation, where he died suddenly after a short illness on 12 September 1812.