John Bryan

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John Bryan was born Bradfield Bryan Leavitt in Denver, Colorado, on November 16, 1905.

His father was William Homer Leavitt (1871-1951), a well-known American portrait painter. His mother was Ruth Bryan (1885-1954), the daughter of William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925; politician, presidential candidate, and Secretary of State).

After his parents' bitterly fought divorce, Bradfield was placed in the care of his grandfather for several years, and he began using the name John Bryan. His mother remarried and made a political career of her own as a Florida Congresswoman and ambassador to Denmark. Read more...


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