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Charles Page Bryan

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Charles Page Bryan, American diplomat. Decorated by Emperor of Japan with Grand Cordon of Rising Sun. member Colo; member Illinois Ho.

Background

Bryan, Charles Page was born on October 2, 1856 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Honorary Thomas Barbour and Jane Byrd (Page) Bryan.

Education

Educated University of Virginia, 1877-1879. Bachelor of Laws, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1879. Admitted to bar, 1878.

Unmarried. Resided in Colorado, 1879-1884. Member Colorado House of Representatives, 1880. Colonel on staff Governor Eaton of Colorado, 1884.

Made 2 tours of Europe for Chicago Exposition, 1891, 1892. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1888-1897. Colonel on staffs of governments Fifer, Oglesby and Altgeld, of Illinois, 1887-1896.

Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to China, 1897-1898, to Brazil, 1898-1902, to Switzerland, 1902-1903, to Portugal, 1903-1909, to Belgium, 1909-1911. A.E and P. to Japan, August 12, 1911-November 1912.

Career

Made 2 tours of Europe for Chicago Expn.

Membership

Member Colo; member Illinois Ho.

Connections

father:
Honorary Thomas Barbour Bryan

mother:
Jane Byrd (Page) Bryan