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William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan Biography

Politician


ABOUT
Nebraska Representative who ran unsuccessfullyfor president three times and served as Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. He is credited with inventing the idea of the stumping tour at a time when politicians gave most of their speeches from home.
BEFORE FAME
He was a gifted orator, which helped him a lot in his law practice.

FAMILY LIFE
His wife also began studying law and passed the bar to help him in his casework.
ASSOCIATED WITH
John T. Scopes was the schoolteacher who purposefully broke his edict against the teaching of evolution in order to bring it to trial.
TRIVIA
He banned the teaching of evolution in public schools, which lead to the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, where he took the stand and embarrassed himself by claiming that the bible should be taken literally.

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