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Guy Morrison Bryan

Guy Morrison Bryan
Full Name: Guy Morrison Bryan
Birth date: January 12, 1821
Death date: June 4, 1901

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (10) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
    Democrat
  • House, 20th (5) Legislature
    5/2/1888 - 1/8/1889
    Democrat
  • House, 16th (3) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
  • House, 14th (2) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • Senate, 6th (12) (13) & 5th (6) (7) (11) Legislatures
    11/7/1853 - 11/2/1857
     
    Senate President Pro Tempore, elected in the absence of the President Pro Tem 2/9/1854, Regular Session.
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • House, 3rd (9) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • House, 2nd (8) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Home post office - Galveston; home county - Galveston; Democrat. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(4) "News' telegrams, from Austin: organization of both houses..." Wednesday, 1/14/1874, p. 1. Description of opening day of 14th Legislature, Regular Session, and election of Guy M. Bryan as Speaker. Galveston Daily News .
(5) Guy M. Bryan, sworn 5/2/1888, succeeded Benjamin R. Plumley, died 12/9/1887. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(7) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(8) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(9) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(10) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(11) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(12) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(13) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 8/16/1901, p. 72. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Texas Revolution. "At the time of his death he was president of the Texas Veteran Association, the remnant of that band of heroes that freed Texas from Mexican domination and planted a young republic in the West." 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 8/16/1901, p. 72. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 1989.
  • BRYAN, Guy Morrison (1821-1901). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present .
  • Texas Army, Texas Revolution; Texas Volunteers; Confederate States Army, Major. " . . . joined the Texas Army at San Jacinto in 1836; . . . served as a private in the Brazoria company, under the command of Captain Ballowe, during the Mexican War with the Texas Volunteers on the eastern bank of the Rio Grande; . . . during the Civil War served as volunteer aide-de-camp on the staff of General Herbert and afterwards as assistant adjutant general, with the rank of major, of the trans-Mississippi Department . . . " Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present .
  • Guy Morrison Bryan was a Democrat. Card File .
  • BRYAN, GUY MORRISON (1821-1901). "Bryan moved to Galveston in 1860 and operated ranches in Galveston and Brazoria counties." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Army, Texas Revolution. "Bryan accompanied his mother on the Runaway Scrape and after her return home visited the battlefield at San Jacinto and enlisted in the Texas army as orderly for Alexander Somervell."
    Confederate States Army, "During the Civil War, early in 1862, Jefferson Davis sent Bryan to visit the governors of the Trans-Mississippi Department to reconcile the clash between civil and military authorities. When Bryan requested active field duty in May 1863, General Edmund Kirby Smith made him confidential adjutant general." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Lone Star Junction 1995.
  • Biographical sketch, Guy Morrison Bryan, pp. 225-226. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Guy M. Bryan, pp. 539-545. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature 1892.
  • 23rd Speaker of the House of Representatives: Guy Morrison Bryan. Photo and biographical sketch. Nephew of Stephen F. Austin. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Private, Brazoria company under General Zachary Taylor (1846). Confederate States Army, Major on staff of Gen. Holmes, and later Colonel on staff of Gen. E. Kirby Smith. Biographical sketch, p. 84. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
  • Guy Morrison Bryan. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 261-262. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Bryan, Guy Morrison. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Guy M. Bryan, pp. 542-550. Includes text of The Child of the Alamo speech before the Texas Legislature in 1852. Texas, the Country and Its Men: Historical, Biographical, Descriptive 1918.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 243. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 36-40. Year Book for Texas, 1901 1902.

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