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JAMES C. BRYANT.
JAMES C. BRYANT, the senior member of the law firm, was born on May 1, 1855. He was reared in his native county, and after completing the course of instruction in the public schools there, attended the North Messon Normal School, at Kirksville, Mo. He then taught school ten years, and during a part of the time read law, being admitted to practive in 1882 in this county, having come here in 1878. He began practicing in Griswold, one of the first lawyers in the town, and there he has found it to his advantage to remain. He has been prominent in public affairs as a Democrat, and served four years as postmaster of Griswold by appointment of President Cleveland. In 1879 he was united in marriage with Mary A. McFadden, a native of Indiana. They have four children, Jessie C., Eugene H., Andrew H., and Rachel.
In addition to being postmaster Mr. Bryant has acceptably filled other offices in the town and county, and has long been one of the leaders of his party in his locality. His fraternal relations are with the Masonic order. A close student of his profession both in the ground work of general principles and the decisions of the higher courts, and a shrewd and resourceful practitioner, he is justly entitled to his high rank at the bar, and as a citizen his private character and public services are above reproach.
From "Compendium and History of Cass County, Iowa." Chicago: Henry and Taylor & Co., 1906, pp. 282-283.
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