|Preceded by Jim Mattox|
Party Democratic Party
Political party Democratic
Succeeded by Pete Sessions
Resigned January 3, 1997
Name John Bryant
|Born February 22, 1947 (age 68)
Lake Jackson, Texas (1947-02-22) |
Role Former U.S. Representative
Previous office Representative (TX 5th District) 1983–1997
Education Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
Member of congress start date January 3, 1983
John Wiley Bryant (born February 22, 1947) is a Texas politician who represented Texas's 5th congressional district in the 98th to 104th U.S. Congress.
Bryant was born in Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Texas. Following a B.A. at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas in 1969 Bryant studied law at Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated in 1972. He was also admitted to the Texas bar in 1972. He served as counsel to a committee of the Texas senate in 1973 and was elected to Texas house of representatives in a special election in 1974 and was reelected from 1974 to 1982. He elected as a Democrat to the 98th Congress in 1982 and to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from 1983 to 1997. In 1996 Bryant was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate election in Texas, 1996.