US Congressman & Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan (1860 - 1925) was a three-time Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, a US congressman, US secretary of state, orator, religious leader, and an author.
He moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1887 where he worked at a law practice and harbored an interest in politics. Bryan quickly became involved in the state's politics and was elected to congress, serving from 1891 - 1895.
Despite his failed presidential campaigns in 1896, 1900, and 1908, he helped guide the movement that led to Democratic Nominee Woodrow Wilson.
Bryan was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1969-70.
(August 1908, Bryan accepts his nomination for presidency)
(An explanation behind Bryan's campaign pins.)