Great Leaders and National Issues of 1896/Chapter 8
Political Giants of the Present Day 
By Edward S. Ellis, A. M., Author of “Standard History of the United States”
- Benjamin Harrison, Soldier, Orator and Statesman.
- Grover Cleveland, Successful Lawyer, Governor and President.
- John Sherman, Great Financier and Statesman.
- Thomas Brackett Reed, the Great “Speaker” and Debater. (Favorite Son of the State of Maine.)
- Charles Frederick Crisp, Soldier, Debater and Parliamentarian.
- John Griffin Carlisle, Secretary of the Treasury—Great Advocate of Sound Money.
- Levi Parsons Morton, Governor of New York, New York's Candidate for President.
- William B. Allison, Iowa's Favorite for President.
- David Bennett Hill, U. S. Senator From New York.
- Henry Moore Teller, U. S. Senator From Colorado—Champion of Free Silver Coinage.
- William Lyne Wilson, Postmaster-General, Author of the “Wilson Bill.”
- William McKinley, the Favorite Champion of a Protective Tariff.
- By Edward S. Ellis, A. M.
- Chauncey Mitchell Depew, the Apostle of Sunshine and Cheerfulness.
- Matthew Stanley Quay, Republican Leader and U. S. Senator From Pennsylvania.
- Cushman K. Davis, Senator From Minnesota—His Sterling Services in the State and National Councils.
- By Ex-Governor John S. Pillsbury, of Minnesota.
- Stephen B. Elkins.
- By Congressman Alston G. Dayton of West Virginia.
- Shelby M. Cullom, Senator From Illinois.
- By Congressman Edward D. Cooke, of Chicago, condensed by the Editor.
- Charles H. Parkhurst, the Champion of Municipal Reform.
- Richard P. Bland, Originator of the “Bland Dollar.”
- William R. Morrison, Ex-Congressman From Illinois.
- Horace Boies, Ex-Governor of Iowa.