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Joseph Raleigh Bryson
Joseph R. Bryson in 1939
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1939 – March 10, 1953
Preceded by Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr.
Succeeded by Robert 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
Died March 10, 1953(1953-03-10) (aged 60)
Bethesda, Maryland
Resting place Greenville, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Furman University
University of South Carolina
Profession lawyer
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch South Carolina National Guard; United States Army
Years of service 1915 – 1916; 1917 – 1918
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit Company A, First Infantry; Medical Reserve Corps
Battles/wars First World War

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

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.

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

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

1939 – 1953
Succeeded by
Robert T. Ashmore

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