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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Jennings Bryan  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: March 19, 1860 in Salem, Illinois

Died: July 26, 1925

-- William Jennings Bryan on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

William Jennings Bryan was born in Salem. He also graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville and received a law degree from Union College of Law in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bryan's political and religious leadership earned him the label, "the Great Commoner." He served in the US Congress, ran for the Presidency three times and was Secretary of State for President Woodrow Wilson. He acted as prosecutor in the Scopes Trial, during which he took the stand and withstood a blistering attack by defense attorney Clarence Darrow. Bryan won the case but died a week later.

Published Works

  • The First Battle, A Story of the Campaign of 1896, 1896
  • The Making of a Man, 1914
  • In His Image, 1922
  • The Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan, Kennikat Press, 1925

Selected Titles At Your Library

First battle :
ISBN: 1587760193. OCLC Number:

Epaulet Books,. Poughkeepsie, NY :. [2000?]

In His image /
ISBN: 0548017042. OCLC Number:

Kessinger Publishing,. [Whitefish, MT] :. [2007?]

The Memoirs of William Jennings Bryan /
ISBN: 0766170020. OCLC Number:

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