Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fact of the Day: Secretary Bryan

In the late 19th century to the early 20th century, William Jennings Bryan was one of the most notable leaders in the Democratic Party. He was nominated for president three times and never won. Despite his large role in the party, the only two notable offices he ever held was Congressman in Nebraska, and two years as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State. 


  1. I cannot share your enthusiasm, Adam.
    I thought I had heard of him so went to my "mate", Wiki, for
    further details.
    That did it. He was a strange "kettle of fish".
    B J Hunnicut. ( The Aussie version).

    1. indeed he was, the Scopes trial for example

    2. Yes Adam - his name came up in an excellent US produced
      mini-series - Prohibition era and the theories of Darwin v's the
      Bible. I only recently watched the two disc series.
      Some of your readers should watch it - as most say in comments -
      never knew that?? I wonder constantly if they ever attended school of
      any sort!
      I don't think he would have been a friend of the Boston democrats, eh?
      As they say - "Being a splendid orator does NOT necessarily make a good politican".
      B J Hunnicut (The Aussie Version)

    3. Scopes Trial:
      Movie: ' Inherit the Wind" - excellent.
      Should be made compulsory viewing for " the believers"
      that the bible is the TRUTH !
      God made the world in 7 days!!!!
      Utter rubbish!
      B J Hunnicut

  2. Must admit I've never heard of him. He must've been notable indeed to be nominated three times though.:)

  3. Guess people didn't care for him, or something was wrong with him..

  4. Hard - nominated three times and never winning!


  5. I have never heard of him either, one of the reasons I enjoy your blog. I learn of people I want to find out more.

  6. Congressman in Nebraska... Well, that still beats being a teacher.

  7. Great post!:)

    Happy weekned,

  8. such a nasty hat on his missus!

  9. Pretty colorful character, I think. :)