John Wiley Bryant
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Texas's 5th district
January 3, 1983 - January 3, 1997
|Born||February 22, 1947|
Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S.
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. In the mid-1990s he was one of the co-founders of the United Baseball League (UBL) which was a planned third major league. 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.
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 5th congressional district
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