25 William McKinley

25 William McKinley

25 William McKinley

25 William McKinley
25 William McKinley

 
  • Term: 25th President of the United States (1897-1901)
  • Vice President: Garret A. Hobart (1897 - 1899) • Theodore Roosevelt (1901)
  • Born: January 29, 1843, Niles, Ohio
  • Nickname: "Idol of Ohio"
  • Education: Allegheny College
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Marriage: January 25, 1871, to Ida Saxton (1847-1907)
  • Children: Katherine (1871-1875), Ida (1873)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: The Tariff in the Days of Henry Clay and Since (1896)
  • Died: September 14, 1901, Buffalo, New York
  • Buried: Canton, Ohio (adjacent to Westlawn Cemetery)

William McKinley Trivia:
Attended Allegheny College. On February 15 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine was blown up in Havana harbor. On April 25, the U.S. declared war on Spain. May 1, Admiral George Dewey led a major U.S. victory over Spain in the Battle of Manila Bay. February 6, 1899, the Treaty of Paris, ending the war was approved by the U.S. Senate. Spain ceded the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam and agreed to the independence of Cuba. September 6, 1901 McKinley was shot twice in the chest at point blank range by Leon Czolgosz while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. He died on September 14 whispering his favorite hymn "Nearer my God to Thee." McKinley's wife, Ida, was an epileptic and suffered a seizure during the second inaugural ball. He was the first president to use the telephone while campaigning He is thought to hold the record for presidential handshaking - 2,500 per hour. McKinley exercised very little. Had he been in better shape, his doctors said he might have survived his assassin's bullets.


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