John Howard Bryant
Pen Name: None
Bryant lived in Bureau County, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
A brother of the poet William Cullen Bryant, John Bryant lived in Bureau County, Illinois, and was a founder of the state's Republican party. He was a member of the state legislature from Bureau, Peoria and Stark counties in 1842 and again in 1858. In 1848 he was one of the early editors of the first newspaper to be established in Bureau County. In 1860 he was a delegate to the convention in Chicago which nominated Abraham Lincoln. He was appointed a collector of internal revenue by President Lincoln in 1862.
- Poems Written from Youth to Old Age (Originally published in 1855), Hard Press, 2008
- Life and Poems of John Howard Bryant.(1894), Unigraphic, 1978
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