Author Bio for: Grimes, J. Bryan (John Bryan), 1868-1923
John Bryan Grimes (3 June 1868-11 Jan, 1923), was born in Pitt County, the son of Bryan Grimes and Charlotte Emily Bryan. He became Secretary of State for North Carolina in 1900 and served until his death in 1923. While in office, Grimes worked to make available to the public historical materials such as wills and maps that had been collected in the Secretary of State's office. Grimes promoted the state, its resources, and history in pamphlets and in speeches throughout the state and nation.
Powell, William S. ed. Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Vol. 2, D-G. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986