BRYAN, WILLIAM JAMES, (brother of Nathan Philemon Bryan), a Senator from Florida; born near Fort Mason, Orange (now Lake) County, Fla.,
October 10, 1876; attended the public schools; graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., (now
Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.) in 1896 and from the law department of Washington and Lee
University, Lexington, Va., in 1899; admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in
Jacksonville, Fla.; solicitor of the Duval County Criminal Court of Record 1902-1907; appointed as a
Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Stephen R. Mallory
and served from December 26, 1907, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 22, 1908; interment
in Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.