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  Bryan, William Jennings
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<-  1920-01-01  
 
NameWilliam Jennings Bryan
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Lincoln, Nebraska , United States
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Born March 19, 1860
Died July 26, 1925 (65 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 22, 2015 04:02am
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Government Reform - Isolationist - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Labor - Prohibitionist - Married - U.S. Army - Freemason - Christian - Presbyterian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoBRYAN, William Jennings, (father of Ruth Bryan Owen), a Representative from Nebraska; born in Salem, Marion County, Ill., March 19, 1860; attended the public schools and Whipple Academy, Jacksonville, Ill.; was graduated from Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill., in 1881; studied law at Union College in Chicago; was graduated in 1883 and commenced practice at Jacksonville, Ill., in 1883; moved to Lincoln, Nebr., in 1887 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1894; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1894; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1896, 1904, 1912, 1920, and 1924; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, and 1908; was endorsed by the Populist and Silver Republican Parties in the first and second campaigns; during the Spanish-American War raised the Third Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, in May 1898 and was commissioned colonel; established a newspaper, ?The Commoner,? at Lincoln, Nebr., in 1901; engaged in editorial writing and delivering Chautauqua lectures; Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Wilson and served from March 4, 1913, until June 9, 1915, when he resigned; resumed his former pursuits of lecturing and writing; established his home in Miami, Fla., in 1921; died while attending court in Dayton, Tenn., July 26, 1925; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

First Appeared on a United tates Postage Stamp in 1986.
Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1950-2, 1955-1, 1960-0, 1965-0.

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Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan  Purchase sirbison 
A Godly Hero : The Life of William Jennings Bryan  Purchase COSDem 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jul 09, 1896 12:00am News Best Damn Convention Speeh Ever!  Article Picimpalious 

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FAMILY
Wife Mary Elizabeth Baird Bryan 00, 1884-Jul 26, 1925
Daughter Ruth Bryan Owen 1885-1954
Granddaughter Helen Rudd Brown 1920-2015
Son William Jennings Bryan, Jr. 1889-1978
Daughter Grace Dexter Bryan Hargreaves 1891-1945
Father Silas Lillard Bryan 1822-1880
Brother Charles W. Bryan 1867-1945

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RACES
  07/09/1924 US President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-26.30%)
  07/01/1924 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.19% (-55.86%)
  04/08/1924 NE US President - D Primary Lost 11.64% (-45.64%)
  05/17/1923 PC USA Moderator of the General Assembly Lost 45.72% (-2.57%)
  07/22/1920 US President - PRB Convention Lost 0.00% (-46.96%)
  07/06/1920 US President - D Convention Lost 0.05% (-35.52%)
  07/01/1920 US President - D Primaries Lost 3.77% (-26.08%)
  05/18/1920 VT US President - D Primary Lost 6.42% (-27.41%)
  05/18/1920 PA US President - D Primary Lost 0.26% (-73.43%)
  04/27/1920 OH US President - D Primary Lost 1.11% (-96.68%)
  04/27/1920 NJ US President - D Primary Lost 1.36% (-87.18%)
  04/20/1920 NE US President - D Primary Lost 6.22% (-61.04%)
  04/13/1920 IL US President - D Primary Lost 9.17% (-23.14%)
  04/05/1920 MI US President - D Primary Lost 20.29% (-6.88%)
  03/16/1920 ND US President - D Primary Won 87.40% (+74.81%)
  07/01/1916 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.03% (-98.75%)
  06/03/1916 NC US President - D Primary Lost 0.01% (-99.97%)
  04/25/1916 OH US President - D Primary Lost 0.14% (-97.03%)
  04/25/1916 NJ US President - D Primary Lost 0.04% (-99.71%)
  04/21/1916 MT US President - D Primary Lost 0.49% (-98.80%)
  04/18/1916 NE US President - D Primary Lost 0.05% (-87.66%)
  04/11/1916 IL US President - D Primary Lost 0.02% (-99.82%)
  04/03/1916 MI US President - D Primary Lost 0.15% (-99.62%)
  03/05/1913 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/02/1912 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-46.74%)
  07/02/1912 US President - D Convention Lost 0.36% (-50.64%)
  07/01/1912 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.21% (-42.98%)
  05/28/1912 NJ US President - D Primary Lost 0.10% (-98.59%)
  05/21/1912 OH US President - D Primary Lost 1.28% (-50.25%)
  01/11/1909 US President Lost 33.54% (-32.92%)
  11/03/1908 SD US President Lost 35.08% (-23.76%)
  11/03/1908 ND US President Lost 34.79% (-26.23%)
  11/03/1908 MT US President Lost 42.63% (-4.28%)
  11/03/1908 ME US President Lost 33.29% (-29.70%)
  11/03/1908 ID US President Lost 37.17% (-16.92%)
  11/03/1908 AR US President Won 57.31% (+19.98%)
  11/03/1908 WI US President Lost 36.67% (-17.84%)
  11/03/1908 TN US President Won 52.73% (+6.86%)
  11/03/1908 OH US President Lost 44.82% (-6.20%)
  11/03/1908 NE US President Won 49.14% (+1.54%)
  11/03/1908 MD US President Lost 48.59% (-0.25%)
  11/03/1908 IL US President Lost 39.02% (-15.50%)
  11/03/1908 CA US President Lost 32.98% (-22.48%)
  11/03/1908 WY US President Lost 39.67% (-15.76%)
  11/03/1908 TX US President Won 73.97% (+51.57%)
  11/03/1908 OK US President Won 47.94% (+4.66%)
  11/03/1908 NV US President Won 45.71% (+1.78%)
  11/03/1908 MA US President Lost 34.04% (-24.17%)
  11/03/1908 IN US President Lost 46.91% (-1.49%)
  11/03/1908 CO US President Won 48.00% (+1.12%)
  11/03/1908 UT US President Lost 39.22% (-16.97%)
  11/03/1908 OR US President Lost 34.31% (-22.08%)
  11/03/1908 NH US President Lost 37.56% (-21.75%)
  11/03/1908 MI US President Lost 32.44% (-29.49%)
  11/03/1908 IA US President Lost 40.58% (-15.05%)
  11/03/1908 CT US President Lost 35.94% (-23.46%)
  11/03/1908 VT US President Lost 21.82% (-53.26%)
  11/03/1908 PA US President Lost 35.41% (-23.43%)
  11/03/1908 NJ US President Lost 39.07% (-17.72%)
  11/03/1908 MN US President Lost 33.13% (-26.17%)
  11/03/1908 KS US President Lost 42.87% (-9.60%)
  11/03/1908 DE US President Lost 45.94% (-6.16%)
  11/03/1908 VA US President Won 60.52% (+22.16%)
  11/03/1908 RI US President Lost 34.16% (-26.60%)
  11/03/1908 NY US President Lost 40.74% (-12.37%)
  11/03/1908 MS US President Won 90.11% (+83.59%)
  11/03/1908 KY US President Won 49.74% (+1.71%)
  11/03/1908 FL US President Won 63.01% (+41.43%)
  11/03/1908 WA US President Lost 31.80% (-25.97%)
  11/03/1908 SC US President Won 93.84% (+87.89%)
  11/03/1908 NC US President Won 54.21% (+8.73%)
  11/03/1908 MO US President Lost 48.41% (-0.09%)
  11/03/1908 LA US President Won 84.63% (+72.70%)
  11/03/1908 GA US President Won 54.60% (+23.39%)
  11/03/1908 WV US President Lost 43.17% (-10.25%)
  11/03/1908 AL US President Won 70.75% (+46.44%)
  11/03/1908 US President National Vote Lost 43.05% (-8.53%)
  07/10/1908 US President - D Convention Won 89.35% (+83.32%)
  06/04/1908 US President - D Primaries Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/14/1901 US President Lost 34.68% (-30.65%)
  11/06/1900 US President National Vote Lost 45.51% (-6.15%)
  11/06/1900 KS US President Lost 45.96% (-6.60%)
  11/06/1900 DE US President Lost 44.90% (-8.77%)
  11/06/1900 WA US President Lost 41.70% (-11.74%)
  11/06/1900 SC US President Won 92.96% (+85.91%)
  11/06/1900 NY US President Lost 43.83% (-9.27%)
  11/06/1900 MS US President Won 87.56% (+77.89%)
  11/06/1900 KY US President Won 50.21% (+1.71%)
  11/06/1900 FL US President Won 71.31% (+52.76%)
  11/06/1900 WV US President Lost 44.75% (-9.52%)
  11/06/1900 SD US President Lost 41.11% (-15.63%)
  11/06/1900 NC US President Won 53.92% (+8.46%)
  11/06/1900 MO US President Won 51.48% (+5.53%)
  11/06/1900 LA US President Won 79.03% (+58.07%)
  11/06/1900 GA US President Won 66.86% (+38.65%)
  11/06/1900 WI US President Lost 35.97% (-24.09%)
  11/06/1900 TN US President Won 53.03% (+8.08%)
  11/06/1900 ND US President Lost 35.52% (-26.61%)
  11/06/1900 MT US President Won 58.43% (+18.64%)
  11/06/1900 ME US President Lost 34.84% (-27.05%)
ENDORSEMENTS
NE US President - D Primary - Apr 19, 1912 D Woodrow Wilson
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1912 D Woodrow Wilson
US President - D Convention - Jul 09, 1904 D Francis M. Cockrell