From 1908, hear the great William Jennings Bryan speak on Immortality.
Lawyer, congressman, publisher, political and social leader,
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) was thrice nominated and ran for
President of the United States in 1896 (at the age of 36), 1900, and 1908
being defeated each time
(Bryan recorded this cylinder during his 1908
Bryan vigorously fought against the theory of evolution being taught in schools.
Appearing as a witness in the famous 1925 Scopes trial, his beliefs
were in effect placed on trial and held up for high ridicule
by counsel for the defense, Clarence
"Although the nation consistently rejected him for the presidency, it eventually adopted many of the reforms he urged the income tax, popular election of Senators, woman suffrage, public knowledge of newspaper ownership, and prohibition." [The New Columbia Encyclopedia. Edited by William H. Harris and Judith S. Levey, New York: Columbia University Press, 1975.]
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