Bryan was born March 19,in Salem, Illinois.
Biographies of the Secretaries of State: He entered into duty the same day and served as Secretary until his resignation on June 9, He graduated from Illinois College in A.
He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in and practiced law in Jacksonville, Illinois prior to moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in Bryan won election to the U. House of Representatives in and served untilchampioning Populist causes such as the free coinage of silver, national income tax, and direct election of Senators.
After mounting an unsuccessful bid for the U.
The Democratic Party nominated Bryan again as its candidate for President in andalthough he lost both elections. President Woodrow Wilson selected Bryan, one of the elder statesmen of the Democratic Party, as his Secretary of State following the presidential election.
He also negotiated the Bryan—Chamorro Treaty in ratified by the Senate inwhich permitted the United States the latitude to construct an isthmian canal across Nicaragua and secured rights to build naval bases at the Gulf of Fonseca and on the Corn Islands.
Bryan asserted that technological innovations such as submarines had altered the nature of international law and made it impossible to protect U. The German practice of unrestricted submarine warfare, which Wilson perceived as a violation of the rights of neutrals, resulted in the sinking of the British passenger liner Lusitania in May and the deaths of U.
Wilson responded by sending the German Government a strongly worded protest note affirming the right of neutrals to transit on the high seas. Bryan insisted that Wilson send a similar protest to Britain for its violations of neutral rights, an act the president rejected.
Following his resignation, Bryan continued to write and lecture and opposed Clarence Darrow as counsel in the Scopes trial. Bryan died on July 26, Cherny, Robert W. A Righteous Cause: The Life of William Jennings Bryan.
Edited by Oscar Handlin. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, , p. Biography that focuses on Bryan as a. Introduction.
President Woodrow Wilson appointed William Jennings Bryan Secretary of State on March 5, He entered into duty the same day and served .
Bryan, William Jennings brī´ən [key], –, American political leader, b. Salem, Ill. Although the nation consistently rejected him for the presidency, it eventually adopted many of the reforms he urged—the graduated federal income tax, popular election of senators, woman suffrage.
Born in Illinois, William Jennings Bryan () became a Nebraska congressman in He starred at the Democratic convention with his Cross of Gold speech that favored free silver, but. William Jennings Bryan, of course, was the most famous creationist of his day. Although he was not a scientist, his political eminence and oratorical ability impelled him into that role.
He was born in , so was 65 at the time of the Scopes Trial. BRYAN, WILLIAM JENNINGS.
William Jennings Bryan was a prominent figure in U.S. politics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is perhaps best known for his role as assistant to the prosecution in the famous scopes monkey trial of Bryan was born March 19, , in Salem, Illinois.
His was a devoutly religious family that prayed together three times a day and.