|25th President of the United States|
March 4, 1897 – September 14, 1901
|Preceded by||Grover Cleveland|
|Succeeded by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|39th Governor of Ohio|
January 11, 1892 – January 13, 1896
|Lieutenant||Andrew L. Harris|
|Preceded by||James E. Campbell|
|Succeeded by||Asa S. Bushnell|
|Chairman of the|
House Ways and Means Committee
March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1891
|Preceded by||Roger Q. Mills|
|Succeeded by||William M. Springer|
|Member of the |
U.S. House of Representatives
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||David R. Paige|
|Succeeded by||Joseph D. Taylor|
|Constituency||20th district (1885–1887)|
18th district (1887–1891)
March 4, 1877 – May 27, 1884
|Preceded by||Laurin D. Woodworth|
|Succeeded by||Jonathan H. Wallace|
|Constituency||17th district (1877–1879)|
16th district (1879–1881)
17th district (1881–1883)
18th district (1883–1884)
William McKinley Jr.
January 29, 1843
Niles, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||September 14, 1901 (aged 58)|
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Assassination|
|Resting place||McKinley National Memorial,|
Ida Saxton (m. 1871)
|Parents||William McKinley Sr.|
|Years of service||1861–1865 (American Civil War)|
|Unit||23rd Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Presidency[change | change source]
Assassination[change | change source]
McKinley was elected to a second term as president in 1900. His second term did not last very long. He was shot by an anarchist named Leon Czolgosz on September 6, 1901. His abdominal gunshot wounds became infected and resulted in gangrene. He died on September 14. Czolgosz said the President committed war crimes in the Philippines and was an enemy of the people. Czolgosz was executed in the electric chair on October 29, 1901 . McKinley was the third American President to be assassinated.
After McKinley's death, his vice president Theodore Roosevelt became president.
Praise[change | change source]
McKinley's biographer, H. Wayne Morgan remarks that McKinley died the most beloved president in history.
Kenneth F. Warren emphasizes the national commitment to a pro-business, industrial, and modernizing program, represented by McKinley.
Notes[change | change source]
- Vice President Hobart died in office. As this was prior to the adoption of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment in 1967, a vacancy in the office of Vice President was not filled until the next ensuing election and inauguration.
References[change | change source]
- "William McKinley". Republican Presidents.net. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- Morgan, H. Wayne 2003. William McKinley and his America. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press (revised ed.) ISBN 978-0-87338-765-1
- Kenneth F. Warren (2008). Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior. SAGE. p. 211. ISBN 978-1-4129-5489-1.
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