Bryson, Joseph Raleigh, 1893-1953

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.


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