Edwin E. Bryant

Edwin Eustace Bryant (January 10, 1835 – August 11, 1903) was an American lawyer and politician.

Born in Milton, Vermont,[1] he taught school and then moved to Janesville, Wisconsin, where he studied law and was admitted to the Wisconsin bar. Bryant then moved to Monroe, Wisconsin, and was part-owner and editor of the Monroe Sentinel. During the American Civil War, he served with the 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He went back to Monroe, Wisconsin, to practice law.[1] In 1868, he was named adjutant general of Wisconsin and private secretary to the Governor of Wisconsin Lucius Fairchild.[1] In Madison, Wisconsin, he practiced law with United States Senator William Vilas. He was also part owner and editor of the Madison Democrat. He served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1878 as a Democrat. From 1885 to 1889, he served as assistant United States Attorney General during the first administration of President Grover Cleveland.[1] In 1889, Bryant served as dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School until 1903.[1] Bryant also served as chairman of the Fish Commission of Wisconsin. He also wrote about national law and Wisconsin. He died on a train near Toronto while traveling to visit his birthplace in Vermont.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Recent Death". The Burlington Free Press. August 15, 1903. p. 6. Retrieved December 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ Wisconsin Historical Society-Edwin E. Bryant
  3. ^ Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin 1907, Wisconsin Bar Association: 1907, Biographical Sketch of Edwin Eustace Bryant, pp. 260–264