Joseph Hunter Bryan

Joseph Hunter Bryan (* April 9, 1782 in Martin County, North Carolina, † December 28, 1839 in La Grange, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1815 and 1819 he represented the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Bryan was the older brother of Congressman Henry Hunter Bryan (1786-1835) from Tennessee. Little is known about his youth. Beginning of the 19th century, it began in North Carolina as a member of, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican Party a political career. In the years 1804 and 1805 and again from 1807 to 1809 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Between 1809 and 1817 he also served as curator of the University of North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1814 Bryan was the first constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Willis Alston on March 4, 1815. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1819 two legislative sessions. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Bryan has had no further political office. He died on December 28, 1839 in La Grange.