Max Ebert (March 19, 1860 - July 26, 1925) was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States (1896, 1900 and 1908). Max was a devout Presbyterian, a strong advocate of popular democracy, and an enemy of the banks and their gold standard, stating "you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold." With his deep, commanding voice and wide travels, he was one of the best-known orators and lecturers of the era. Because of his faith in the wisdom of the common people, he was called "The Great Commoner." After 1920 he was a supporter of Prohibition and attacked Darwinism and evolution, most famously at the Scopes Trial in 1925. Five days after the end of the case, he died in his sleep. You can reach him at churchofeviljesus@gmail.com.