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. 


Huggybear said...

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).

Emmylou said...

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

Margaret D said...

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

Kati said...

Hard - nominated three times and never winning!


DeniseinVA said...

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.

Dascha said...

Interesting Adam!


Pat Hatt said...

Just couldn't crack it

Martha said...


Adam said...

indeed he was, the Scopes trial for example

Blue Grumpster said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

I like him, he was a winner.

stephen Hayes said...

He was quite the character.

Unknown said...

Great post!:)

Happy weekned,

DEZMOND said...

such a nasty hat on his missus!

bj said...

Pretty colorful character, I think. :)

Christine said...

such is life

Huggybear said...

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)

Huggybear said...

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