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  Bryan, William Jennings
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1920-01-01  
 
NameWilliam Jennings Bryan
Address
, Nebraska , United States
EmailNone
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Born March 19, 1860
Died July 26, 1925 (65 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifiedCraverguy
Jun 01, 2010 12:59pm
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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BOOKS
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Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan  Purchase sirbison 
A Godly Hero : The Life of William Jennings Bryan  Purchase COSDem 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

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

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Importance? 10.00000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Mary Elizabeth Baird Bryan 00, 1884-Jul 26, 1925
Daughter Ruth Bryan Owen 1885-1954
Granddaughter Helen Rudd Brown 1920-
Son William Jennings Bryan, Jr. 1889-1978
Daughter Grace Dexter Bryan Hargreaves 1891-1945
Father Silas Lillard Bryan 0000-
Brother Charles Wayland Bryan 1867-1945

INFORMATION LINKS
Closing Statement of William Jennings Bryan at the trial of John Scopes  Discuss
Imperialism - William Jennings Bryan  Discuss
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%)
  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%)
  07/01/1916 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.03% (-98.76%)
  06/03/1916 NC US President - D Primary Lost 0.01% (-99.97%)
  04/21/1916 MT US President - D Primary Lost 0.49% (-98.80%)
  04/11/1916 IL US President - D Primary Lost 0.02% (-99.82%)
  03/05/1913 U. S. Secretary of State Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/02/1912 US President - D Convention Lost 0.36% (-50.64%)
  07/02/1912 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 0.00% (-46.74%)
  07/01/1912 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.21% (-42.98%)
  01/11/1909 US President Lost 33.54% (-32.92%)
  11/03/1908 US President National Vote Lost 43.05% (-8.53%)
  07/10/1908 US President - D Convention Won 89.35% (+83.32%)
  01/14/1901 US President Lost 34.68% (-30.65%)
  11/06/1900 US President National Vote Lost 45.51% (-6.15%)
  09/03/1900 US President - UnRf National Convention Lost 0.70% (-83.00%)
  08/16/1900 US President - Anti-Imperialist National Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/06/1900 US President - D Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/06/1900 US President - Silver R Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/10/1900 US President - Populist Party (Fusion Faction) National Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/11/1897 US President Lost 39.37% (-21.25%)
  11/03/1896 US President National Vote Lost 46.73% (-4.28%)
  07/25/1896 US President - POP Convention Won 75.78% (+52.44%)
  07/25/1896 US President - Silver Party Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/11/1896 US President - D Convention Won 48.30% (+26.74%)
  11/06/1894 NE US Senate Lost 12.88% (-60.61%)
  11/06/1894 NE US Senate - Preferential Vote Won 74.30% (+50.67%)
  11/08/1892 NE District 1 Won 44.90% (+0.46%)
  11/04/1890 NE District 1 Won 44.49% (+9.22%)
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