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Overview (3)

Born in Salem, Illinois, USA
Died in Dayton, Tennessee, USA
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Jennings Bryan was born on March 18, 1860 in Salem, Illinois, USA. He died on July 26, 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, USA.

Trivia (14)

Attended Northwestern University School of Law.
Pictured on a $2 US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series, issued 19 March 1986.
U.S. secretary of state, 5 March 1913 - 9 June 1915; resigned from office.
Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1896, 1900 and 1908.
He was brought in as the prosecuting attorney in the renowned "Scopes Monkey Trial" in Tennessee in 1925, and as such was the basis of the character Matthew Harrison Brady in the play and various film and TV versions of Inherit the Wind (1960).
Democrat U.S. Congressional representative from Nebraska, 4 March 1891 - 3 March 1895; was not a candidate for reelection in 1894.
Brother of Gov. Charles W. Bryan, who ran for vice-president in 1924, with John Davis as the candidate.
Father of Congresswoman Ruth Bryan Owen.
While serving as the secretary of state, invited Switzerland to send its navy to the opening of the Panama Canal.
Grandfather of the actor John Bryan.
Was the basis for the title character in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.".
Inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame for 1969-1970.
Currently tied with Henry Clay, for being the Presidential candidate the most times (three) without winning the election.
At 36 years-old (in 1896), he is currently the youngest candidate for the Presidency.

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