Bill Bryson, left, is sworn in by Chancellor Robert Corlew as Cannon County's new Clerk and Master.
William H. Bryson has been appointed to serve in the position for Clerk and Master for Cannon County.
The appointment was made Monday by Chancellor Robert Corlew upon review of a large number of applications. Many who applied were attorneys, accountants, or business people, and a number applied who had other experience in public service and in working for county governments.
Bryson was sworn in a 4 p.m. Monday by Corlew.
"I'm happy to be chosen and I'll do my utmost to do the job well," Bryson said.
Bryson is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt Universary School of Law, which is consistently rated as one of the top twenty law schools in America.
He has practiced law for a number of years in the Chancery Court of Cannon County.
Bryson is a one-time Mayor of Woodbury and currently serves as City Attorney. He is also chairman of the Woodbury Housing Authority and Vice-Chairman of the Cannon County Library Board of Trustees. He serves on the Highland Rim Regional Library Board and the Foster Care Review Board.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Commerce for some 17 years. He was at one time a member and officer of the Woodbury Lions Club and has been active in productions at the Cannon County Arts Center.
Bryson will assume his duties immediately. He replaces Harold Patrick, who retired after serving 13 years as Clerk and Master.