Mathew Brady and Levin C. Handy
Richard Parks Bland
August 19, 1835: Birthday of Richard Parks Bland from Lebanon, Missouri. He was a teacher, lawyer, Congressman, and Presidential Candidate. He was known in his day as “The Great Commoner.”
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.