William Jennings Bryan - timeline
William Jennings Bryan - timeline1860: Born - Salem, Illinois.
1883: Law degree - Union College, Chicago.
1884: Married Mary Baird Bryan.
1885-91: Children - Ruthy, W.J. Bryan, Jr. and Grace were born.
1887: Moved from Illinois to Lincoln, Nebraska.
1891: Elected U.S. Congressman from Nebraska.
1894-96: Editor of the Omaha World Herald
1896: "Cross of Gold" speech, Ran for President of the United States, but was defeated by William McKinley.
1898: U.S. Army Colonel in Spanish-American War.
1900: Ran for president - defeated again by McKinley.
1908: Ran for president for the third time - defeated by William Howard Taft.
1913-15: Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.
1916-25: Active as an orator, author, lecturer, politician, publisher, and philosopher.
1921: Moves to Florida (wife's health), publishes, "The Menace of Darwinism" - chapter in In His Image.
1925: Lead prosecuting attorney for the State of Tennessee in the "Scopes Monkey Trial."
1925: Died of a heart attack on July 26, in Dayton, Tennessee, only days after conclusion of the trial.