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Chester Hillyard Bryan

C.H. Bryan
Full Name: Chester Hillyard Bryan
Birth date: January 13, 1880
Death date: January 23, 1946

Terms of Service

  • House, 29th Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907

Biographical Notes and Resources


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 . 1930 1900
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  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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 .
  • 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) .
  • 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 .

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