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BRYANT, John Wiley, a Representative from Texas; born in Lake Jackson, Brazoria County,
Tex., February 22, 1947; attended Lake Jackson Elementary School; graduated,
Brazosport High School, Freeport, Tex., 1965; B.A., Southern Methodist
University, Dallas, Tex., 1969; J.D., Southern Methodist University School of
Law, 1972; admitted to the Texas bar, 1972 and commenced practice in Dallas;
served as counsel to a committee of the Texas senate, 1973; elected, in a
special election, to Texas house of representatives, 1974, and reelected,
1974-1982; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1976; elected as a
Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3,
1983-January 3, 1997); one of the managers appointed by the House of
Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee
Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Florida; was not a candidate in 1996 for reelection to the United
States House of Representatives, but was an unsuccessful candidate for
nomination to the United States Senate.