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Solomon Bragge
Solomon Bragge
Solomon Bragge in 1785
4th President of Kania
In office
21 December 1780 – 21 December 1786
Vice President Benjamin Willis
Preceded by Lawrence Ashmead
Succeeded by N/A
Secretary of State
In office
21 December 1776 – 21 December 1780
President Lawrence Ashmead
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by N/A
Senator from Gad
In office
21 December 1773 – 21 December 1776
President Gregory Fawkes
Lawrence Ashmead
Preceded by N/A
Succeeded by N/A
Personal details
BornSolomon Julius Bragge
9 April 1737
Savannah, Georgia, British America
Died3 July 1819 (aged 82)
Port Ai, Gad, Kania
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Maria Simms
(married 1759)
ChildrenAlistair Bragge
(born 1760)
John Bragge
(born 1763)
Alma materUniversity of Port Kane
ProfessionMerchant, Politician
ReligionAlithian
Solomon Julius Bragge (9 April 1737 – 3 July 1819) was the 4th President of Kania, serving from 1780 to 1786, and a major figure in the Kanian economy, establishing one of the largest trading companies in the country, Bragge Industries. He was for the time, the most popular president of Kania since Roger Kane in 1756, having been responsible for resolving the hostility posed against it by France, and resolving the massive debt accumulated by former president Gregory Fawkes, who's vice president and successor, Lawrence Ashmead, proved incapable of handling himself.

Considered a godsend by the Kanian merchant community and the middle-class, Bragge saved the nation from imminent economic peril which was made worse by Ashmead's decision to support a war in North America helping the British hold onto their colonies, a venture that proved fruitless in the end. Bragge withdrew the troops in 1779, citing that the economic situtation in Kania could not support the fight. The economic crisis and Revolutionary War absorbed most of President Bragge's time and energy. He carefully balanced the budget and put to work freed slaves emancipated by Kanian troops in America, and sent to Kania.

He refused to run for a second term despite the urging of his party and the federal senate. He stated that he wanted "to be remembered as a man who left Kania a little tidier than when he found it." Solomon Bragge died in 11 July 1819 in his homestate of Gad, at the age of 82. While not the longest ruling president of Kania, nor the most remarkable, Bragge's efforts to save the nation from it first set of major challenges and helped it to grow into a more successful federal repbulic.

Biography

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