NAME: William McKinley
BORN: January 29, 1843
PARENTS: William McKinley (Iron manufacturer) and Nancy Campbell Allison McKinley
born...Niles, Ohio (Trumbull County)
hometown...Canton, Ohio (Stark County)
EDUCATION: graduated, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
US House of Representatives. 1877 - 1891
Governor of Ohio
President of the United States
March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901 (assassinated)
(two terms, Republican)
DIED: September 14, 1901 (in office), Buffalo, NY
BURIED: near Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio
McKinley was a Civil War veteran. He signed up as private in the 23rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Battles in which he fought included Carnifax Ferry, Antietam, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek.
While a member of Congress in 1890, the McKinley Tariff Act was passed. McKinley was the first presidential candidate to campaign with a telephone.
WHILE HE WAS PRESIDENT:
first term: Garret Augustus Hobart (died in office)
second term: Theodore Roosevelt (New York, Republican)
Some Key Events:
The U.S.S. Maine destroyed in Havana harbor, February 18, 1898.
The United States declared war on Spain, April 25, 1898.
Spain's fleet was defeated at Santiago, Cuba, July 3, 1898.
President McKinley was shot in Buffalo, NY on September 6, 1901 by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz would later be electrocuted in Auburn, New York.