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William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan

State of Residency: Nebraska
Appointment: Mar 5, 1913
Entry on Duty: Mar 5, 1913
Termination of Appointment: Jun 19, 1915
Presidency: Wilson

As Secretary of State



Foreign Travels



Profile
Born: March 19, 1860
Died: July 26, 1925
Married: Mary Elizabeth Baird
Education: Illinois College; Unoin College of Law
Occupation: Lawyer


Government Positions


Notable Events

  • Edited the Omaha World-Herald 1894-1896

  • Democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1896, 1900, and in 1908

  • Founded a weekly newspaper, The Commoner, in 1901

  • Made a tour of the world

  • Engaged in editorial writing and delivering Chautauqua lectures

  • Was a writer and lecturer

  • Opposed Clarence Darrow as counsel in the Scopes trial at Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925


  • Previous Secretary of State:
    Philander Knox
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    Last Updated: July 5, 2001
    Designed by Tiffeni Fontno.


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