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William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan, 1896
Bryan on the campaign trail, 1896

23rd President of the United States
March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1901

Predecessor: Benjamin Harrison
Successor: William McKinley

41st US Secretary of State
March 5, 1913 – June 9, 1915

Predecessor: Philander C. Knox
Successor: Robert Lansing

US House of Representatives
Nebraska 1st District

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895

Predecessor: William James Connell
Successor: Jesse Burr Strode
Born: March 19, 1860
Salem, Illinois
Died: July 26, 1925 (aged 65)
Dayton, Tennessee
Spouse: Mary Baird Bryan
Political Party: Democratic
Religion: Presbyterian
Profession: Lawyer

William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 - July 26, 1925) was the 23rd President of the United States from 1897 to 1901 and 41st US Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson best remembered for his incredible orating skills, opposition of imperialism in the late 19th century and devout Presbyterian religious views (the latter of which helped Bryan win the Scopes Trial in Dayton, TN in 1925). He also remains the youngest president elected to date, having been only thirty-six upon his victory over William McKinley in 1896, just one year older than the required minimum age.

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