William McKinley


25th President of the United States (March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901)
Nickname: "Idol of Ohio"
Vice Presidents: Garret A. Hobart, Theodore Roosevelt

Born: January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio
Died: September 14, 1901, in Buffalo, New York

Father: William McKinley
Mother: Nancy Campbell Allison McKinley
Married: Ida Saxton (1847-1907), on January 25, 1871
Children: Katherine McKinley (1871-1875); Ida McKinley (1873)

Religion: Methodist
Education: Attended Allegheny College
Occupation: Lawyer
Political Party: Republican



McKinley's second term came to a tragic end in September 1901. He was standing in a receiving line at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition when he was shot twice. He died eight days later.


See Also:

White House History -- William McKinley


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