Tuesday, September 6, 2011

President McKinley

William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, was shot on September 6, 1901 in Buffalo New York. He died eight days later and was succeeded in office by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

McKinley had a distinguished career as a politician, having served as a US Congressman and as Governor of the State of Ohio. He had been elected to his second term as President the previous November.

Historians generally consider McKinley to have been a formidable political operative and a solid Chief Executive. He is ranked in the top twenty among presidents.

I have visited the McKinley Memorial in Canton, Ohio where he is entombed.

William McKinley, Jr. January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901 RIP
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