Henry Hunter Bryan

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Henry Hunter Bryan (February 23, 1786 – May 7, 1835) was an American politician who represented Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives.

Henry Hunter Bryan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by George W. L. Marr
Succeeded by James T. Sandford
Personal details
Born (1786-02-23)February 23, 1786
Martin County, North Carolina
Died May 7, 1835(1835-05-07) (aged 49)
Montgomery County, Tennessee
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Ann Averett Bryan

Henry Hunter Bryan Jr. Harriet Bryan

R. A. Virginia Bryan

Marina Turner Bryan
Profession politician


Bryan was born in Martin County, North Carolina and attended grammar and high school there. After he moved to Tennessee, he held several local offices.[1] He married Elizabeth Ann Averett, daughter of Jesse Averett and Mary Grimes, in 1804.[2]


Bryan was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress, which lasted from March 4, 1819 to March 3, 1821.[3] Although he had been re-elected to the Seventeenth Congress, he did not take the seat because he did not qualify.


Bryan was a member of the Freemasons. He died in Montgomery County, Tennessee, on May 7, 1835 (age 49 years, 73 days). The location of his interrment is unknown.[4] His brother, Joseph Hunter Bryan, was also a U.S. Representative from the state of North Carolina.


  1. ^ "Henry Hunter Bryan". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Henry Hunter Bryan". Terry Reigel. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Henry Hunter Bryan". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Henry Hunter Bryan". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. L. Marr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James T. Sandford