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date: 17 August 2019

Bryan, Georgelocked

(11 August 1731–27 January 1791)
  • Larry Gragg

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Bryan, George (11 August 1731–27 January 1791), politician and jurist, was born in Dublin, Ireland, the son of Samuel Bryan, a merchant, and Sarah Dennis. Little is known about his first twenty years in Dublin other than that he was reared in a Presbyterian household while his father developed trade connections in the colonies. Apparently self-educated, Bryan clearly learned much about his father’s commercial activities. Samuel Bryan arranged a partnership for his son with Philadelphia merchant and fellow Presbyterian James Wallace in 1752. George Bryan then migrated to America, but his joint venture lasted only three years....

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