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William Jennings Bryan

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan

Profession: US Secretary of State

United States of America

Biography: A dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party of the United States.

Jennings lost three Presidential elections however served two terms as a representative of Nebraska in the United States House of Representatives and was the Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson.

Born: March 19, 1860
Birthplace: Salem, Illinois, USA
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: July 26, 1925 (aged 65)
Cause of Death: While sleeping

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Married Life

  • 1884-10-01 American politician William Jennings Bryan (24) weds writer and future suffragette Mary Elizabeth Baird (23)

Historical Events

  • 1896-07-08 William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago
  • 1896-11-03 William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) to be President of the United States
  • 1900-11-06 Republican US President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan
  • 1908-07-07 The Democratic Party meets in Denver at the start of their convention; William Jennings Bryan is nominated as presidential nominee
  • 1908-11-03 William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th U.S. President over William Jennings Bryan (D)
  • 1914-08-15 US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, Jr., declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality
  • 1915-06-09 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State
  • 1915-10-21 William Jennings Bryan's successor as US Secretary of State, Robert Lansing, sends a note to Britain protesting interference with US shipping

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