Arthur Walker Bryan – Lieutenant, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report

Arthur Walker Bryan, who taught at the Polytechnic Institute, died August 9, 1991 in McLean, Virginia, after a brief illness. He was 92.

Mr. Bryan was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but was reared in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He attended the University of Maryland, Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and the Naval Academy in Annapolis. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1922. He did postgraduate work at the Naval Postgraduate School and Johns Hopkins University.

He retired from the Navy as a young man and, in 1928, became an educator and a partner in the Cochran-Bryan Preparatory School in Annapolis. The school helped to prepare high school graduates to take entrance exams for military academies. During World War II and until the 1950's, the school's name was changed to the Bryan Preparatory School. Mr. Bryan later taught mathematics and physics at the Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore, retiring in 1968. Mr. Bryan was married to the former Mary Frances Murray, who died in 1956. The couple lived in Annapolis. In 1957, he married the former Mildred Smith Liedlich, who died in 1985. The couple had homes in Baltimore and the Canary Islands before moving to the Carl Vinson Hall Navy retirement home in 1982.

Mr. Bryan is survived by two daughters from his first marriage, Elizabeth Bryan Ball of Annapolis and Mary Bryan Johnson of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. at the Fort Myer Chapel in Arlington, Virginia. Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggested memorial contributions to the Carl Vinson Hall Infirmary, 6251 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Va. 22101.


  • NA United States Navy
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 01/24/1899
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1991

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