Bryant Thomas CASTELLOW, Congress, GA (1876-1962)


CASTELLOW, Bryant Thomas, a Representative from Georgia; born on a farm near Georgetown, Quitman County, Ga., July 29, 1876; attended the local school, high schools at Eufaula, Ala., and Coleman, Ga., and Mercer University, Macon, Ga.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Georgia, at Athens in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Fort Gaines, Ga., in 1898; superintendent of the public schools in Coleman, Ga., in 1897 and 1898; captain of Company D, Fourth Infantry, Georgia State Troops, 1899-1902; solicitor of Clay County court in 1900 and 1901; judge of Clay County court 1901-1905; moved to Cuthbert, Randolph County, Ga., in 1906 and served as referee in bankruptcy for the western division of the northern district of Georgia 1906-1912; solicitor general of the Pataula judicial circuit from 1913 until his resignation in 1932, having been nominated for Congress; elected on November 8, 1932, as a Democrat to the Seventy-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles R. Crisp and on the same day was elected to the Seventy-third Congress; reelected to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served from November 8, 1932, to January 3, 1937; was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; retired from public life and the practice of law; died in Cuthbert, Ga., July 23, 1962; interment in Rosedale Cemetery.


Coode, Thomas H. “Bryant Thomas Castellow of Georgia.” Georgia Advocate 8 (Fall 1971): 16-20.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present