This principal participant in the famed court case, State of Tennessee versus John Thomas Scopes, died July 26, 1925, five days after the trial ended.
Defense Attorney Clarence Darrow
Defendant John T. Scopes
Presiding Judge John Tate Raulston
Prosecuting Attorney William Jennings Bryan
Prosecuting Attorney William Jennings Bryan. Bryan who had successfully prosecuted schoolteacher Scopes for teaching evolution instead of the Biblical account of creation against state law, died of natural causes. He had served in the House of Representatives, as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson, and ran unsuccessfully for president three times on the Democratic ticket.
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