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John Wiley Bryant (born February 22, 1947) is a former American politician who represented Texas's 5th congressional district in the 98th to 104th U.S. Congress.

John Wiley Bryant
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byJim Mattox
Succeeded byPete Sessions
Personal details
Born (1947-02-22) February 22, 1947 (age 72)
Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic

Bryant was born in Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Texas. Following a B.A. at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1969 Bryant studied law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated in 1972. He was also admitted to the Texas bar in 1972. He served as counsel to a committee of the Texas senate in 1973 and was elected to Texas house of representatives in a special election in 1974 and was reelected from 1974 to 1982. He was elected as a Democrat to the 98th Congress in 1982 and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from 1983 to 1997. In 1996 Bryant was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate election in Texas, 1996. Bryant is a current student of Perkins School of Theology and taking a prayer and spirituality course as he pursues a discipline in Spiritual Discipline.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "John Wiley Bryant (id: B000997)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jim Mattox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Pete Sessions