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Charles W. Bryan

In office
1935 – 1937
Preceded by Fenton B. Fleming
Succeeded by Oren S. Copeland

In office
January 8, 1931 – January 3, 1935
Lieutenant Theodore Metcalfe
Preceded by Arthur J. Weaver
Succeeded by Robert Leroy Cochran

In office
January 3, 1923 – January 8, 1925
Lieutenant Fred G. Johnson
Preceded by Samuel R. McKelvie
Succeeded by Adam McMullen

In office
1915 – 1917
Preceded by Frank Connell Zehrung
Succeeded by John Eschelman Miller

Born February 10, 1867
Salem, Illinois
Died March 4, 1945 (aged 78)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Louise Brokaw
Religion Baptist
Ever Hopeful
A November, 1924 cartoon depicts Bryan with his brother, William, sitting on a log marked "Almost the Solid South" looking at the sun marked "1928" where more hope might come for them. Charles unsuccessfully ran for the vice presidency in the 1924 election having lost a number of southern states.

Charles Wayland Bryan (February 10, 1867 – March 4, 1945) was the younger brother of perennial U.S. Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan.


Born in 1867 in Salem, Illinois, Bryan served as mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska from 1915 to 1917, and again from 1935 to 1937, and as Governor of Nebraska 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 in 1924, where he was picked largely because of his name to serve as running mate to conservative easterner John W. Davis. The ticket was overwhelmingly defeated. He died in 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is buried at the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.

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Charles W. and William Jennings Bryan
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Connell Zehrung
Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
1915 – 1917
Succeeded by
John Eschelman Miller
Preceded by
Samuel R. McKelvie
Governor of Nebraska
1923 – 1925
Succeeded by
Adam McMullen
Preceded by
Arthur J. Weaver
Governor of Nebraska
1931 – 1935
Succeeded by
Robert Leroy Cochran
Preceded by
Fenton B. Fleming
Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska
1935 – 1937
Succeeded by
Oren Sturmon Copeland
Party political offices
Preceded by
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Democratic Party vice presidential candidate
1924 (lost)
Succeeded by
Joseph Taylor Robinson


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