Parker in 1904 who lost to Roosevelt. Numbers Bryan was not nearly as much of a fundamentalist as many modern-day creationists and is more accurately described as a "day-age creationist": "William Jennings Bryan the much misunderstood leader of the post–World War I antievolution crusade not only read the Mosaic "days" as geological "ages" but allowed for the possibility of organic evolution—so long as it did not impinge on the supernatural origin of Adam and Eve. After 1920 he was a strong supporter of Prohibition and energetically attacked Darwinism and evolution most famously at the Scopes Trial in 1925.
Five days after the end of the case he died in his sleep. "
In the intensely fought 1896 and 1900 elections he was defeated by William McKinley but retained control of the Democratic Party. William Jennings Bryan (March 19 1860 – July 26 1925) was a leading American politician from the 1890s until his death.