About John A. Bryan
John Alexander Bryan (April 13, 1794 Berkshire County, Massachusetts - May 24, 1864 Menasha, Wisconsin) was an American diplomat and politician from New York and Ohio.
He removed to Ellicottville, New York, and was a member of the New York State Assembly (Cattaraugus Co.) in 1827.
Then he removed to Columbus, Ohio, and was Ohio State Auditor from 1833 to 1839. In 1840, Bryan settled at, and co-founded, what would become the city of Bryan, Ohio. He was U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Peru in 1845.
Later he lived in Milwaukee and Menasha, Wisconsin. He was buried in Neenah, Wisconsin.
His son Charles Henry Bryan was a California State Senator, and his son-in-law John B. Weller was a U.S. Senator from California.