William Jennings Bryan
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Portrait of William Jennings Bryan

25th President of the United States
1897 – 1905

Predecessor Grover Cleveland
Successor William Howard Taft
Vice President Thomas E. Watson

US Congressman from Nebraska
1891 – 1895

Born March 19, 1860
Salem, Illinois, US
Died July 26, 1925 (aged 65)
Spouse Mary Baird Bryan
Political Party Democratic Party
Religion Presbyterian
Profession Lawyer, Politician
 William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was the 25th President of the United States of America. Prior to becoming President, Bryan was the dominant force in Democratic populism. His election to the Presidency in 1898 led to populism's growth and enactment.

The most notable event of Bryan's presidency was the Spanish-American War.

Bryan was an active supporter of Eugene V. Debs both during Debs' campaigning and during his presidency.

Early Life

Law and Politics

US Presidency

Later Life