Joseph R. Bryson

Joseph Raleigh Bryson (January 18, 1893 – March 10, 1953) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Joseph Raleigh Bryson
Joseph R. Bryson in 1939
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – March 10, 1953
Preceded byGabriel H. Mahon, Jr.
Succeeded byRobert T. Ashmore
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Greenville County
In office
January 8, 1929 – January 10, 1933
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Greenville County
In office
January 11, 1921 – January 13, 1925
Personal details
Born(1893-01-18)January 18, 1893
Brevard, North Carolina
DiedMarch 10, 1953(1953-03-10) (aged 60)
Bethesda, Maryland
Resting placeGreenville, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materFurman University
University of South Carolina
Military service
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Branch/serviceSouth Carolina National Guard; United States Army
Years of service1915 – 1916; 1917 – 1918
RankSecond Lieutenant
UnitCompany A, First Infantry; Medical Reserve Corps
Battles/warsFirst World War

Born in Brevard, North Carolina, Bryson moved, with his parents, to Greenville, South Carolina, in 1900. He attended the public schools. He graduated from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, in 1917 and with a law degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1920. Enlisted on September 28, 1915, as a private in Company A, First Infantry, South Carolina National Guard, and served until discharged on August 9, 1916. Bryson reenlisted on August 3, 1917, in the Medical Reserve Corps, and was discharged as a second lieutenant of Infantry on December 12, 1918. He was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Greenville, South Carolina. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1921-1924. He served in the State senate 1929-1932.

Bryson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1939, until his death from cerebral hemorrhage at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, March 10, 1953.[1] He was interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, South Carolina.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rep. Joseph P. Bryson of South Carolina Dies; Brownwood Bulletin; Brownwood, Texas; Page 1; March 11, 1953


  • United States Congress. "Joseph R. Bryson (id: B000999)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

1939 – 1953
Succeeded by