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James William Bryan (June 9, 1853 – 1903) was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.

James William Bryan
A man in his thirties, facing right, with black hair, sideburns, and a mustache. He is wearing a white shirt, black tie, and a black jacket
24th Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
In office
August 30, 1887 – September 2, 1891
GovernorSimon Bolivar Buckner
Preceded byJames R. Hindman
Succeeded byMitchell Cary Alford
Personal details
BornJune 9, 1853
Bourbon County, Kentucky
Died1903 (aged 49–50)
Political partyDemocratic
SignatureJ. W. Bryan

He was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1853. In 1887, he ran for, and was elected Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, serving a full four-year term under Governor Simon B. Buckner.


Political offices
Preceded by
James Robert Hindman
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
Succeeded by
Mitchell Cary Alford