Great Commoner

Great Commoner
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑pol, ↑political leader, ↑lawyer, ↑attorney

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great commoner,
a nickname applied to various British and American political leaders for their championship of the rights of the common man, including the first William Pitt, William E. Gladstone, William Jennings Bryan, and Thaddeus Stevens.

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