Mary Baird Bryan

Mary Baird Bryan
William Jennings Bryan and wife Mary in New York City, June 19, 1915

American writer and suffragist.

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Mary Baird Bryan

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William Jennings Bryan

American lawyer, orator and politician.

American lawyer, orator and politician.

Bryan's birthplace in Salem, Illinois
Attorney Mary Baird Bryan, the wife of William Jennings Bryan
A young Bryan
"UNITED SNAKES OF AMERICA" "IN BRYAN WE TRUST" political satire token of 1896, known as "Bryan Money"
Bryan campaigning for president, October 1896
1896 electoral vote results
The United States and its colonial possessions after the Spanish–American War
Conservatives in 1900 ridiculed Bryan's eclectic platform.
1900 electoral vote results
William J Bryan in 1906 as Moses with new 10 commandments; Puck 19 sept 1906 by Joseph Keppler. Tablet reads: l-Thou shalt have no other leaders before me. II—Thou shalt not make unto thyself any high Protective Tariff. Ill—Eight hours, and no more, shalt thou labor and do all thy work. IV—Thou shalt not graft. V—Thou shalt not elect thy Senators save by Popular Vote. VI—Thou shalt not grant rebates unto thy neighbor. VII—Thou shalt not make combinations in restraint of trade. VIII—Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's income, but shall make him pay a tax upon it. IX—There shall be no more government by injunction. X—Remember Election Day to vote it early. P.S.— When in doubt, ask Me.
Bryan speaking at the 1908 Democratic National Convention
Presidential Campaign button for Bryan
1908 electoral vote results
Bryan attending the 1912 Democratic National Convention
Bryan served as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson
Cartoon of Secretary of State Bryan reading war news in 1914
Villa Serena, Bryan's home built in 1913 at Miami, Florida
Charles W. and William J. Bryan
At the Scopes Trial, William Jennings Bryan (seated, left) being questioned by Clarence Darrow (standing, right).
Statue of Bryan on the lawn of the Rhea County courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee

In 1879, while still in college, Bryan met Mary Elizabeth Baird, the daughter of an owner of a nearby general store and began courting her.

Perry, Illinois

Village in Pike County, Illinois, United States.

Village in Pike County, Illinois, United States.

Perry was the birthplace of Mary Baird Bryan, wife of William Jennings Bryan, and the earliest known presentation of Bryan's famous 'Cross of Gold' speech was at a church social at the Perry Presbyterian Church.

Ruth Bryan Owen

Elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the first woman appointed as a United States ambassador.

Elected to two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was the first woman appointed as a United States ambassador.

Ruth Bryan Owen, Ambassador to Denmark, America's first woman envoy, taking the oath of office. P.F. Allen, Chief Clerk of the appointment division of the Department of State is administering the oath
The American embassy at Amaliegade 12 in Copenhagen.

The daughter of attorneys William Jennings Bryan and Mary E. Baird, she was a Democrat, who in 1929 was elected from Florida's 4th district as Florida's first female U.S.Representative and the second from the South after Alice Mary Robertson.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

American journalist, author, women's suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development.

American journalist, author, women's suffrage advocate, and conservationist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drain it and reclaim land for development.

The Stoneman and Trefethen extended family in 1893. Marjory is held by her father on the far right.
Marjory Stoneman in her senior year at Wellesley College
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, Tallahassee, Florida, headquarters of Florida Department of Environmental Protection

In 1917, she traveled with Mary Baird Bryan, William Jennings Bryan's wife, and two other women to Tallahassee to speak in support of women's right to vote.

Patrons at the New York Public Library Main Branch, 2005

Lincoln City Libraries

Official public library system in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

Official public library system in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

Patrons at the New York Public Library Main Branch, 2005

In response, prominent Lincolnites such as Mary Baird Bryan, wife of William Jennings Bryan, petitioned Andrew Carnegie to help provide a library building for the city.