Solomon Bragge in 1785
|4th President of Kania|
21 December 1780 – 21 December 1786
|Vice President||Benjamin Willis|
|Preceded by||Lawrence Ashmead|
|Secretary of State|
21 December 1776 – 21 December 1780
|Senator from Gad|
21 December 1773 – 21 December 1776
|Born||Solomon Julius Bragge|
9 April 1737
Savannah, Georgia, British America
|Died||3 July 1819 (aged 82)|
Port Ai, Gad, Kania
|Alma mater||University of Port Kane|
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.