William P. Bryant

Judge

1806 – 1860

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Who was William P. Bryant?

William P. Bryant was an American jurist from Kentucky. He served as the first Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court in the Oregon Territory. United States President James K. Polk appointed Bryant, of Indiana, to the court once the Oregon Territory was established in 1848. In Indiana he served in both houses of the Indiana General Assembly and was a county judge. Bryant also fought in the Black Hawk War against Native Americans.

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Born
Aug 3, 1806
Mercer County
Also known as
  • William Bryant
Lived in
  • Kentucky
Died
Oct 10, 1860
Rockville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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