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T. J. Bryan

Art Collector/Gallerist

Centurion, 1853–1850s

Full Name Thomas Jefferson Bryan

Born 16 January 1802 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died 14 May 1870 in North Atlantic, At Sea

Buried Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Proposed by William J. Hoppin

Elected 5 February 1853 at age fifty-one

Archivist’s Note: He likely resigned or was dropped from the rolls between 1855 and 1857. He died of natural causes aboard the steamship SS Lafayette while en route from Le Havre to New York.