William Jennings Bryan


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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was a leading American politician from the 1890s until his death. He was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States (1896, 1900 and 1908). He served in Congress briefly as a Representative from Nebraska and was the 41st United States Secretary of ... more »

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  • ''Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.''
    William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), U.S. Democratic politician. speech, Feb. 22, 1899, Washington, DC. "America's Mission."
  • ''The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.''
    William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), U.S. politician. Speech, 1896, Democratic Convention, Chicago. Quoted in The First Battle: A Story of the Campaign...
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