Joseph Raleigh Bryson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 4th district
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|
January 8, 1929 – January 10, 1933
|Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Greenville County|
January 11, 1921 – January 13, 1925
|Born||January 18, 1893|
Brevard, North Carolina
|Died||March 10, 1953 (aged 60)|
|Resting place||Greenville, South Carolina|
|Alma mater||Furman University|
University of South Carolina
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||South Carolina National Guard; United States Army|
|Years of service||1915 – 1916; 1917 – 1918|
|Unit||Company A, First Infantry; Medical Reserve Corps|
|Battles/wars||First World War|
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 from the law department of 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. Reenlisted on August 3, 1917, in the Medical Reserve Corps, being 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. He was interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, South Carolina.
- Rep. Joseph P. Bryson of South Carolina Dies; Brownwood Bulletin; Brownwood, Texas; Page 1; March 11, 1953
- United States Congress. "Joseph R. Bryson (id: B000999)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Joseph R. Bryson Papers, 1917-1953 at S.C. Political Collections (University of South Carolina)
- Memorial services held in the House of Representatives together with remarks presented in eulogy of Joseph Raleigh Bryson, late a representative from South Carolina
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Gabriel H. Mahon, Jr.
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district
1939 – 1953
Robert T. Ashmore