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Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan and the sinking of the Lusitania

May 7 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania by a German submarine with the loss of nearly 1,200 lives, 128 of them Americans. Differing views by President Woodrow Wilson and his … Continue reading

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The Prohibition Party’s 1920 Dream Ticket: W. J. Bryan and Billy Sunday

Prohibition was the law of the land by 1920, but the Prohibition Party was still uneasy. As the presidential campaign season got underway, they feared that neither a Republican nor a Democratic president could be trusted to vigorously enforce the … Continue reading

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Mr. Bryan’s Place in the Sun

August 12, 1908, dawned clear in Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan’s hometown. Flags and bunting draped the buildings, and crowds soon filled the streets. It was Notification Day, and Bryan would receive official confirmation that, for the third time, he was … Continue reading

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William Jennings Bryan and the Russians

During his years in Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan welcomed many foreign visitors to the city and often entertained them at his home, Fairview. In 1907 his guests included two distinguished Russians who were giving public lectures to publicize unfavorable political … Continue reading

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John L. Teeters

John Lewis Teeters was born at Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Albert and Ellen Baker Wood Teeters. In 1886 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree. From 1886-1887 Teeters worked for a wholesale jewelry firm … Continue reading

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International Religious Leader Visits Nebraska

The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder Bahá’u’lláh, became the sole interpreter of his father’s teaching after Bahá’u’lláh’s death. Portrait of `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder … Continue reading

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William Jennings Bryan and a Spanish American War Roster

 If you have an interest in William Jennings Bryan’s campaigns, you are in for a treat. The Nebraska History Museum has a wonderful collection of Bryan’s campaign memorabilia, which was recently added to our online database.  Visit http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/index.html Click on … Continue reading

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Bryan for President in 1920?

William Jennings Bryan. NSHS RG3198-47 (photograph at left). Ninety years ago, in the summer of 1920, Lincoln hosted a national political convention, albeit that of a third party. “Dry Convention Comes to Order ‘to Bury Booze,’” reported the July 21, … Continue reading

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