Lloyd Bryce Edit Profile
Childhood passed at Georgetown, District of Columbia. Educated at Jesuit College there and in New York. Entered Christ Church, Oxford, England, 1869, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts.
Studied law, Columbia.
(Robert E Lee was second). J. S. Bryce was a Union Army Major in the Civil War, engaged in the defense of Washington D. C.
Bryce was an avid sports enthusiast, and wrote that sports were capable both of quelling revolutionary thought among the poor and promoting understanding between nations. He was a frequent participant in polo matches in Newport, Rhode Island and Manhattan and fox hunts on Long Island.
In 1886 Governor David B. Hill appointed him to the governor's staff as Paymaster General of the militia with the rank of Brigadier General, a largely ceremonial position. Afterwards he was known as General Bryce. Bryce was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress. Bryce was the owner and editor from 1889 to 1896. Influenced by his experience in Congress he wrote an early "Yellow Peril" story, called Dream of Conquest for the June 1889 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine.
He was appointed Minister to the Netherlands on August 12, 1911, and he served until September 10, 1913. He died in Mineola, New York, April 2, 1917, and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
Bryce, a Democrat, became interested in politics. His friend C. Allen Thorndike Rice, the editor and owner of the North American Review, died unexpectedly in 1889 and left the magazine to Bryce in his will.
Member 50th Congress (1887-1889).
Married Edith Cooper.