A Guide to the Lewis Randolph Bryan, Jr. Reminiscences, 1957
Born to Lewis Randolph Bryan, Sr. and Martha Jane Shepard in Quintana, Texas, Lewis Randolph Bryan, Jr. (1892-1959) was a descendant of Moses Austin Bryan (1817-1895). After enrolling in the Virginia Military Institute and graduating from the University of Texas with a law degree in 1913, Bryan worked as an attorney in Houston for several years. During World War I, Bryan became a captain and eventually a major in the Thirty-sixth division of the U. S. Army. Following the war, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Texas National Guard and returned to Houston, where he worked in the Lumberman’s National Bank, which later became the Second National Bank, as a cashier. Bryan was eventually appointed president of the bank in 1944 as well as president of the San Jacinto Museum of History Association and Philosophical Society of Texas. He also became a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and a trustee of the Texas Gulf Historical Associations. In 1924, he married Katharine McGown, with whom he had two sons.
Tinsley, James A. "Bryan, Lewis Randolph, Jr."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed May 6, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbraq.
Comprising a typescript of an historical narrative and photographs, the Lewis Randolph Bryan, Jr. Reminiscences, 1957, chronicle Bryan’s research on his grandfather Moses Austin Bryan. The narrative discusses Bryan’s visit to his grandfather’s birthplace in Durham, Connecticut, while photographs depict Bryan and the site of Moses’ birth.
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Lewis Randolph Bryan, Jr. Reminiscences, 1957, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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