Nathan Bryan (North Carolina politician)

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Nathan Bryan (1748 – June 4, 1798) was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina from 1795 to 1798 and a Revolutionary War leader.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bryan was born in Craven County, North Carolina (present-day Jones County) in 1748.

Political career[edit]

He was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons in 1787 and from 1791 to 1794. In 1794, Bryan, a Republican, was elected to the 4th United States Congress and re-elected to the 5th U.S. Congress; he died in office on June 4, 1798 in Philadelphia, where he is buried.

Nathan served as a delegate from Craven County in the 1788 Hillsborough Convention that met to debate the United States Constitution.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Johnson, Elmer D. (1979). "Nathan Bryan". NCPedia.
  2. ^ "Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of North-Carolina, Convened at Hillsborough, on Monday the 21st Day of July, 1788, for the Purpose of Deliberating and Determining on the Constitution Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, the 17th Day of September, 1787: To Which is Prefixed the Said Constitution:". 1788. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Richard D. Spaight