Legislator Details


William R. Bryant Jr.
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Number of sessions served 13
Gender: Male
Age at election: 32

Vital Records Information:

Birth
Date: 5/4/1938
City: Detroit, MI
County: Wayne County, MI
Country: US
 
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Marital Information:
married Lois 1963; children: Anne and Andrew

Number of Children: 2


Background

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Occupation: lawyer
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Education:
Grosse Pointe High School; AB with honors, Princeton University ; LLB, University of Michigan

Biographical Sketch:

Notalable Facts:
House Republican Leader Emeritus. Committees: Education (chair); Tax Policy; Urban Policy


Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Tax Policy , Urban Policy
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 1
District Description: Cities of Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Harper Woods and part of the city of Detroit [see map in Manual p.196] in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/8/1994
Date Sworn In: 1/11/1995
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Chair of the Committee on Education Republican Leader Emeritus
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Taxation , State Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 1
District Description: Twp of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Harper Woods and Detroit City pt.--tracts 5014-5018 in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/3/1992
Date Sworn In: 1/13/1993
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: He was Republican Leader Emeritus.
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Taxation
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Harper Woods, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Township, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Point, Grosse Pointe Park and part of the city of Detroit in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/6/1990
Date Sworn In: 1/9/1991
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Min. Chair of the Committee on Taxation. Minority Leader Emeritus.
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Taxation , Urban Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: City of Detroit pt.--tracts 5001-5003, 5031-5036, 5038, 5048-5051, 5061-5063, 5067, 5101-5103, 5106 (That portion of Detroit which lies within a line beginning at Eureka and northern city limits (Eight Mile), east along city limits to Harper Woods and Detroit City limits, south along Harper Woods and Detroit City limits to Seven Mile, west to Gratiot, southwest to Gitre, northwest to McNichols, southwest to Dresden, southeast to Findlay, east to Gratiot, southwest to French, northwest to Grinnell, west to Van Dyke, north to CN Railroad, west to Lynch, west to CN Railroad, southwest to Hamtramck and Detroit City limits, north, west and north along Hamtramck and Detroit City limits to Conant, north on Conant to McNichols, east to Mt. Elliott, north to E. Outer Drive, west to Eureka, north on Eureka to city limits the point of beginning) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/8/1988
Date Sworn In: 1/11/1989
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Min. Vice-Chair of the Committee on Taxation
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Taxation , Urban Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Twp of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Harper Woods and Detroit City pt.--tracts 5015-5017 (that portion of Detroit which lies east of a line beginning at E. Ford Freeway and Harper Woods/Detroit City limits, southeast on E. Ford Freeway to Cadieux, south on Cadieux to Detroit City limits) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/4/1986
Date Sworn In: 1/14/1987
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: He was also the Minority Leader Emeritus.
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Civil Rights , Education , Taxation , Urban Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Township of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Harper Woods and Detroit City pt.--tracts 5015-5017 (that portion of Detroit which lies east of a line beginning at E. Ford Freeway and Harper Woods/Detroit City limits, southeast on E. Ford Freeway to Cadieux, south on Cadieux to Detroit City limits) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/6/1984
Date Sworn In: 1/9/1985
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Min. Vice-Chair of the Committee on Taxation
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Taxation , Urban Affairs , Education
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Township of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Harper Woods and Detroit City pt.--tracts 5015-5017 (that portion of Detroit which lies east of a line beginning at E. Ford Freeway and Harper Woods/Detroit City limits, southeast on E. Ford Freeway to Cadieux, south on Cadieux to Detroit City limits) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/2/1982
Date Sworn In: 1/12/1983
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Min. Vice-Chair of the Committee on Taxation
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On:
Postions Held: Minority Leader

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Township of Grosse Pointe, cities of Grosse Point Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Point Woods, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and Detroit (tracts 708.01 [blocks 101-2, 106], 708.04 (blocks 101, 103-4, 107, 110, 201, 302-4, 403-6, 507-8, 710. 01 [blocks 101-5], 710.02 [block 101]) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/4/1980
Date Sworn In: 1/14/1981
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes:
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Joint Committee on the Legislative Council
Postions Held: Minority Leader

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Township of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and part of Detroit [tracts 708.01 (Blocks 101-2, 106), 708.04 (Blocks 101, 103-4, 107, 110, 201, 302-4, 403-6, 507-8), 710.01 (Blocks 101-5), 710.02 (Block 101) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/7/1978
Date Sworn In: 1/10/1979
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes:
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Civil Rights , Judiciary , Urban Affairs
Postions Held: Minority Leader

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Township of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and part of Detroit [tracts 708.01 (Blocks 101-2, 106), 708.04 (Blocks 101, 103-4, 107, 110, 201, 302-4, 403-6, 507-8), 710.01 (Blocks 101-5), 710.02 (Block 101) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/2/1976
Date Sworn In: 1/12/1977
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Minority Vice-Chair of the Committee on Civil Rights
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Joint Committee on Administrative Rules , Judiciary , Urban Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description: Township of Grosse Pointe; cities of Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and part of Detroit [tracts 708.01 (Blocks 101-2, 106), 708.04 (Blocks 101, 103-4, 107, 110, 201, 302-4, 403-6, 507-8), 710.01 (Blocks 101-5), 710.02 (Block 101) in Wayne County

Date Elected: 11/5/1974
Date Sworn In: 1/8/1975
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
Notes: Republican Floor Leader. Vice-Chair: Judiciary; Urban Affairs.
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Joint Committee on Administrative Rules , Urban Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Point Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 13
District Description:

Date Elected: 11/7/1972
Date Sworn In: 1/10/1973
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Unknown
Notes:
Chamber: House
Party: Republican
Committees Served On: Education , Labor , Urban Affairs
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Grosse Pointe Farms
County of Residence Wayne
District: 1
District Description: County of Wayne (part).

Date Elected: 11/3/1970
Date Sworn In: 1/13/1971
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Re-elected

Maritial Status: Married
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Bibliography:

Manual 1985 p.142; MICC1995 p.41