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William Jennings Bryan

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Definition U.S. lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
  • Look at all those folks—you'd think William Jennings Bryan was speakin'.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
William Jennings Bryan = famous orator and lawyer (1860-1925)
  • Instead, however, he encountered the Honorable William Jennings Bryan, who was coming slowly out of the bookstore.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But I'll see it in my mind when I'm in Salinas, listening to William Jennings Bryan.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Well, what do folks in New York think of William Jennings Bryan?
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • The Moses of the silver forces, William Jennings Bryan, had not yet appeared on the scene; but "Silver Dick" Bland, the Democratic Representative from Missouri, was leading the way with his bill for the free coinage of all silver brought to the Mint.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • On the other side of the street, attracting no more than a languid stare from the loafing natives, the Honorable William Jennings Bryan paused benevolently before the windows of the H. Martin Grimes Bookstore, allowing the frisking breeze to toy pleasantly with his famous locks.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel

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