Viewing Douglas A. Hedin, "Episodes in the Life of James Manahan. Chapter Five: George S. Loftus."
Two men shaped Manahan's professional lives: William Jennings Bryan in politics and George Sperry Loftus in the agrarian reform movement. The fame and notoriety Manahan acquired in mid-life was mostly due to George Loftus. A sketch of Loftus is posted here. Two monographs lauding his character and achievements are posted in the Appendix.