A Politician's 1912 Tour of Pass-a-Grille and Meeting George Lizotte

A Politician's 1912 Tour of Pass-a-Grille and Meeting George Lizotte

"The visitors were shown several specimens of the many different shells abounding here - certainly these shells would be prolific vote getters."

George stated about the stone crab farm - "when they heard him coming and calling them by name, the whole mammal family would rush toward him with extended and uplifted claws, beseeching him to clip them for dinner, assuring him that they were fit to be eaten by the gods."

From Wikipedia -
William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, standing three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and as the United States Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people, he was often called "The Great Commoner".

And here's how the election turned out - from Wikipedia -The United States presidential election of 1912 was the 32nd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1912. Democratic Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey unseated incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft and defeated Former President Theodore Roosevelt, who ran as the Progressive Party ("Bull Moose") nominee. Roosevelt remains the only third party presidential candidate in U.S. history to finish better than third in the popular or electoral vote.

After the Democrats won the presidency in the 1912 election, Wilson rewarded Bryan's support with the important cabinet position of Secretary of State. After the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1915, Wilson made strong demands on Germany that Bryan disagreed with, as he hoped to avoid entering World War I. Bryan resigned from office in 1915, and the United States entered the war two years later. Bryan remained active in public life, supporting Wilson's re-election and advocating for the enactment of Prohibition. He opposed Darwinism on religious and humanitarian grounds, most famously at the Scopes Trial in 1925 in Tennessee. He also became a promoter of Florida real estate, contributing to the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Five days after the conclusion of the Scopes case, which he won, Bryan died in his sleep.


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