BRYANT, John Wiley

BRYANT, John Wiley
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1947–

Biography

BRYANT, John Wiley, a Representative from Texas; born in Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Tex., February 22, 1947; attended Lake Jackson Elementary School; graduated, Brazosport High School, Freeport, Tex., 1965; B.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex., 1969; J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1972; admitted to the Texas bar, 1972 and commenced practice in Dallas; served as counsel to a committee of the Texas senate, 1973; elected, in a special election, to Texas house of representatives, 1974, and reelected, 1974-1982; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1997); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; was not a candidate in 1996 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

Austin, TX
Oral History: 2000, amount unknown. An interview with John Bryant conducted by David Todd and David Weisman on October 26, 2000 in Dallas, Texas. The transcript of the interview is available online: http://www.texaslegacy.org/bb/transcripts/bryantjohntxt.html.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videoreels: 1994, 1 commercial on 1 videoreel. The commercial was used during John Wiley Bryant's 1994 campaign for the U.S. Congress in District 5 of Texas, Democratic Party.

University of Texas at Austin
The Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: 1983-1996, 21 linear feet. The papers of Congressman John Wiley Bryant contain legislative files, voting record, meeting notices and remarks, press releases, campaign materials, and memorabilia. Researchers should contact the Center for American History to make prior arrangements to view the collection. Parts of the collection are restricted.
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