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Bryan family of Bremerton, Washington

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  James Wesley Bryan (1874-1956) — also known as James W. Bryan — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., March 11, 1874. Progressive. Lawyer; member of Washington state senate, 1908-12; U.S. Representative from Washington at-large, 1913-15; Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney. Died in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., August 26, 1956 (age 82 years, 168 days). Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bremerton, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of James Wesley Bryan and Delia K. (Singleton) Bryan; married, March 26, 1899, to Lorena Kearse; father of James Wesley Bryan, Jr. (1901-1969); grandfather of Robert Jensen Bryan.
  Political family: Bryan family of Bremerton, Washington.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Wesley Bryan, Jr. (1901-1969) — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, La., October 31, 1901. Republican. School teacher; athletic coach; lawyer; Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney, 1931-32; candidate for Washington state senate, 1956. Protestant. Member, Phi Gamma Delta; Phi Delta Phi; American Bar Association; Eagles; Lions; Freemasons; Elks. Died in December, 1969 (age 68 years, 0 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of James Wesley Bryan and Lorena (Kearse) Bryan; married, June 16, 1929, to Vena Jensen (1904-2003); father of Robert Jensen Bryan (1934-).
  Political family: Bryan family of Bremerton, Washington.
  Robert Jensen Bryan (b. 1934) — also known as Robert J. Bryan — of Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash. Born in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Wash., October 29, 1934. Republican. Lawyer; chair of Kitsap County Republican Party, 1961-62; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1964; superior court judge in Washington, 1967-84; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, 1986-2000; took senior status 2000. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Delta Upsilon; American Bar Association; Eagles; Lions; Jaycees. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of James Wesley Bryan, Jr. and Vena (Jensen) Bryan (1904-2003); married, June 14, 1958, to Cathy Ann Welander; grandson of James Wesley Bryan (1874-1956).
  Political family: Bryan family of Bremerton, Washington.
  See also federal judicial profile
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