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John Bryson

John Bryson (November 30, 1849 – January 20, 1896) was a Quebec lumberman, farmer and political figure. He represented Pontiac in the House of Commons of Canada from 1882 to 1891 and from 1892 to 1896 as a Conservative Party of Canada member.[1]

He was born in Fort Coulonge, Canada East,[1] the son of George Bryson, Sr. and Robina Cobb.[2] In 1874, he married Mary, the daughter of Thomas Bryson.[3] Bryson was mayor of Mansfield from 1882 to 1889 and mayor of Fort Coulonge from 1889 to 1890.[4] He was defeated when he ran for reelection provincially in 1891 by Thomas Murray but, following an appeal of the election results, won the by-election held in 1892.[1] Bryson died in office at the age of 46.

His brother George served as a member of the province's Legislative Council.


  1. ^ a b c John Bryson – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1887, JA Gemmill
  4. ^ Répertoire des élus municipaux en Outaouais 1845 à 1975