William Jennings Bryan

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William Jennings Bryan
Bryan, c. 1900s
25th & 27th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
Vice PresidentRobert Latham Owen
Preceded byTheodore Roosevelt
Succeeded byCharles Evan Hughes
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1901
Vice PresidentJames B. Weaver
Preceded byGrover Cleveland
Succeeded byTheodore Roosevelt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byWilliam James Connell
Succeeded byJesse Burr Strode
Personal details
Born(1860-03-19)March 19, 1860
Salem, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJuly 26, 1925(1925-07-26) (aged 65)
Dayton, Tennessee, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Baird Bryan (m. 1884)
Children3, including Ruth Bryan Owen
  • Silas Bryan (father)
  • Charles W. Bryan (brother)
  • William Sherman Jennings (cousin)
  • Illinois College (BA)
  • Union College of Law (LLB)

William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American lawyer, orator, and politician who served as the 25th and 27th president of the United States from 1897 to 1901 and from 1909 to 1913. He is one of two presidents in U.S. history to serve non-consecutive presidential terms, along with his predecessor Grover Cleveland.