Charles W. Bryan
Charles Wayland Bryan was the younger brother of perennial U.S.
United States
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Democratic Party (United States)
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 presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan was an American politician in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. He was a dominant force in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as its candidate for President of the United States...

, with whom he shares the distinction of being the only set of brothers to be nominated for national office by a major party.


Born in 1867 in Salem, Illinois
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, Bryan served as mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
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 from 1915 to 1917, and again from 1935 to 1937, and as the 20th and 23rd Governor of Nebraska
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 from 1923 to 1925 and again from 1931 to 1935. He was an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1926, 1928, and 1938.

Bryan was also notable as the Democratic vice presidential candidate
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 in 1924
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, where he was picked largely because of his name to serve as running mate to conservative easterner John W. Davis
John W. Davis
John William Davis was an American politician, diplomat and lawyer. He served as a United States Representative from West Virginia , then as Solicitor General of the United States and US Ambassador to the UK under President Woodrow Wilson...

. The ticket was overwhelmingly defeated. He died in 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is buried at the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.

External links

  • Charles W. Bryan at Find A Grave
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