The Contender
William Jennings Bryan
Born: March 19, 1860
Died: July 26, 1925
"Eloquent speech is not from lip to ear, but rather from heart to heart. "

1891 - 1895: U.S. House of Representatives (D-NE)

1896: United States Presidential Candidate (D)

1900: United States Presidential Candidate (D)

1908: United States Presidential Candidate (D)

1913 - 1915: U.S. Secretary of State

1925: Scope's Trial Lawyer

1896 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
William Jennings BryanDemocratic1766,502,92547.7%
William McKinleyRepublican2717,104,77952.2%

1900 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
William McKinleyRepublican2927,228,86451.6%
William Jennings BryanDemocratic1556,370,93245.5%
Eugene DebsSocialist086,8330.8%

1908 Election

CandidatePartyElectoral VotePopular VotePercentage
William H. TaftRepublican3217,678,39551.6%
William Jennings BryanDemocratic1626,408,98443.0%
Eugene DebsSocialist0420,7933.4%

Did you know...
Through national campaigning as a private citizen, William Jennings Bryan helped pass the Eighteenth Amendment, which established Prohibition.

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