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  Bryan, Robert B.
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  1889-01-01  
 
NameRobert B. Bryan
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Olympia, Washington , United States
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Born August 01, 1842
DiedMarch 30, 1908 (65 years)
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Aug 01, 2020 08:49am
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InfoSuperintendent of public instruction and chairman of board of edcuation (Republican), was born in Hancock county, Ohio, August 1, 1842; son of Dr. E.L. Bryan; moved with his parents when ten years old to Johnson county, Iowa; remained there four years; removed to West Mitchell, in Mitchell county, Iowa; remained there until 1862; attended the public schools of Ohio and Iowa until fourteen years of age; completed a course in the West Mitchell Academy and entered the Cedar Valley Seminary; enlisted in Third Iowa Infantry in 1861; patricipated in the campaigns of Misssouri and Tennessee until 1862; was discharged on account of ill health; enlisted again in 1863 in the Seventh Wisconsin Infantry and participated in all hte campaigns of the army of the Potomac until Lee surrendered at Appomattox; was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness and again at Spotsylvania; commissioned a second lieutenant in 1865; after the war was teaching until 1874; elected superintendent of schools of Lynn county, Kansas, for two terms; engaged in the newspaper business until 1884; came to the Coast, and in January, 1886, settled in Olympia; in September, 1886, elected principal of the public schools of Montesano; in May, 1887, was appointed superintendent of public schools of Chehalis county; held position until March 4, 1889.

Legislative Manual of Washington, 1891-1892, C.M. Barton, p126.

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