- Name: William Jennings Bryan
- Born: 03/19/1860
- Died: 07/26/1925 (65 years old)
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, running three times as the party’s nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and 1908 elections. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Just before his death, he gained national attention for attacking the teaching of evolution in the Scopes Trial. Because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people, he was often called “The Great Commoner”.
Birth Place: Salem, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: Dayton, Tennessee, U.S.
William Jennings Bryan quotes :
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.William Jennings Bryan
If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.William Jennings Bryan
The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists.William Jennings Bryan
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.William Jennings Bryan
The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.William Jennings Bryan
My place in history will depend on what I can do for the people and not on what the people can do for me.William Jennings Bryan