Bryson, Joseph Raleigh, 1893-1953

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Represented S.C.'s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1939 until his death; a conservative Democrat, Bryson is perhaps best remembered for his unwavering opposition to alcohol; died 1953.

Born near Brevard, N.C., Bryson and his family later relocated to Greenville, S.C., where Bryson worked in a textile mill and attended public schools; graduated from Furman University in 1917; served in U.S. Army during World War I and held a commission in the Infantry Officers Reserve Corps from 1919 until 1934. Following the war, Bryson entered USC; he graduated in 1920 with a degree in law and immediately began practicing in Greenville, S.C.

From the description of Joseph Raleigh Bryson papers, 1917-1953. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 64578895

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creatorOf McSwain, John Jackson, 1875-1936. John Jackson McSwain papers, 1910-1941. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961, Papers, 1822, 1831, 1845, 1903-2007 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Bryson, Joseph Raleigh, 1893-1953. Joseph Raleigh Bryson papers, 1917-1953. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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correspondedWith Bryson, Bowen & Pyle (firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Bryson family. family
correspondedWith Democratic Party (S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith McSwain, John Jackson, 1875-1936. person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina--Greenville
Greenville (S.C.)
South Carolina
Cotton textile industry
Rare books
Elections--History--20th century
Politicians--History--20th century
Alcohol--Law and legislation
Liquor laws


Birth 1893-01-18

Death 1953-03-10



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SNAC ID: 60429610