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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography - A. H. Bryan

SOURCE: "History of Champaign County, Illinois with Illustrations," 1878


A. H. BRYAN - The subject of the following sketch, was born in Indianapolis on the 8th day of Aug., 1845. In 1832 his father, Joseph M. BRYAN, who is of Danish descent, moved from Lexington, Ky., and settled in Indiana. In 1834 he married Martha A. RUSSELL, by whom he had four children. The subject of our sketch is the eldest. In 1860 his parents moved to Xenia, Clay county, Ill., and engaged in farming and milling business. They will are residents of the later named place. A. H., the subject of our sketch, at the age of twenty years, entered Wilbraham Academy, Mass., where he remained for three years, taking a classical course, preparatory to entering Yale College. He however changed his mind and went to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he completed a course in the law department of the University, located at that place. After graduating, he traveled for some time, principally in Colorado, where for a while he was engaged in stock raising, mining, etc., until 1873. In May, 1874, he located in Champaign, and commenced the practice of law, and has continued in it up to the present time. In 1877 he was elected city Attorney, and in 1878 was re-elected. In the practice Mr. Bryan has given the subject of real estate titles his attention, and in this branch of the law he is very thorough and his knowledge extensive. He is a Republican in politics. He is also a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Bryan is yet a young man, and we predict for him long years of usefulness in his profession.

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