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C.H. Bryan Chester Hillyard Bryan
Full Name: Chester Hillyard Bryan
Date of birth: January 13, 1880
Date of death: January 23, 1946

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Chester Hillyard Bryan, pp. 61, 81. Lawyer, Member of the Legislature, and County Judge of Harris County, born in Houston 1/13/1880. "He was elected Member of the 29th Legislature, but since 1916 has held office as County Judge of Harris County." Rice Digital Scholarship Archive. Houston and South Texas: A Newspaper Reference Work, 1921.
  • Obituary and photo, "Judge Bryan, City, County Leader, Dies," 1/24/1946, section A, pp. 1, 3. Courtesy Houston Public Library. Houston Chronicle.
  • Chester H. Bryan. Photo and preview of 29th Legislature, "Harris County's Representatives," The Houston Post,1/8/1905, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Chester H. Bryan, Houston, Harris County, age 20, born January 1880 in Texas, son of Louis and Bettie Bryan, brother of Lula F. Bryan.
    Census of 1920 - Chester H. Bryan, Houston, Harris County, age 38, attorney, living with brother Louis Bryan and sister-in-law Nellie H. Bryan and sister Lula D. Rauband.
    Census of 1930 - Chester H. Bryan, Houston, Harris County, age 50, bank president, brother of Lula B. Rambaud.
    Census of 1940 - Chester H. Bryan, Houston, Harris County, age 60, brother of Lula Rambaud. FamilySearch. 1900 1920 1930 1940
  • Chester Hilyard Bryan, birth date 1/13/1880, death date 1/23/1946 in Houston, Harris County, retired attorney (judge). FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Chester Hillyard Bryan, birth date 1/13/1880, Harris County Judge, draft registration 9/12/1918 in Houston. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Chester H. Bryan, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, with mother Bettie Hillyard Bryan and father Louis A. Bryan, Bryan family plot. Photo, Chester Hilyard Bryan. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Houston Leader Is Claimed by Death," 1/25/1946, p. 13. Ex-County Judge Chester Bryan "instituted the first county circulating library in Texas." Lubbock Morning Avalanche.
  • Photo, candidate announcement for Harris County Judge, and platform, "Chester H. Bryan for County Judge," The Houston Post, 2/17/1916, p. 5. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Chester Hillyard Bryan, Memorial, May 1946, p. 207. Elected Harris County Judge in 1916, served until 1926. Texas Bar Journal.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - Chester H. Bryan, postoffice Houston, nativity Texas, age 25 (born circa 1880), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C.H. Bryan, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    29th R.S. - 1905
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    Municipal Corporations  
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