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Who told the Miami Realty Board in 1920 that you can’t build a great community by merely attracting the wealthy?Known as the “Great Commoner,” this champion of the small farmer and the common man, was elected to Congress in 1890 and ran unsuccessful

Known as the “Great Commoner,” this champion of the small farmer and the common man, was elected to Congress in 1890 and ran unsuccessfully three times for president on the Democratic ticket. Famous for forceful and colorful oratory, he moved to Miami in 1916 and became a prominent booster of the city and its environs. Tourists as well as residents were attracted by the thousands to his Royal Palm Park Sunday School Class, and later he was hired by George Merrick to speak persuasively at the Venetian Pool in favor of settling in Coral Gables.  In addressing the Miami Realty Board in 1920, he declared that you can’t build a great community by merely attracting the wealthy and the sporting element, “We must make Miami attractive for the middle class, folks who are interested in virtue and the higher things of life.”

Answer: William Jennings Bryan

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