25. William McKinley

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“The Idol of Ohio”

  • Full Name: William McKinley
  • Years in Office: 1897–1901
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nicknames:  “Idol of Ohio,” “Wobbly Willie,” “Napoleon of Protection”
  • Age at Inauguration: 54
  • Vice President: Garret A. Hobart (first term); Theodore Roosevelt (second term)
  • Birth: January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio
  • Death: September 14, 1901 in Buffalo, New York
  • Place of Burial: Canton, Ohio
  • Height: 5’7”
  • Ancestry: Scotch-Irish and English
  • Father: William McKinley (1807–1892)
  • Mother: Nancy Allison McKinley (1809–1897)
  • Wife: Ida Saxton (June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907)
  • Marriage: January 25, 1871 in Canton, Ohio
  • Children: Katherine (1871–1875); Ida (1873–1873)
  • Home: Market Avenue – Canton, Ohio
  • Education: Poland Academy; Allegheny College; Albany Law School
  • Religious Affiliation: Methodist
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Lawyer (1853–)
    • Soldier, Officer in Civil War (1861–1865)
    • Major (1865)
    • Member of Congress (1877–1891)
    • Governor of Ohio (1892–1896)
    • President (1897–1901)
  • Writings: The Tariff in the Days of Henry Clay and Since
  • William McKinley’s Home
    • McKinley’s Canton, Ohio home is no longer in existence.  It was razed over the winter of 1934-35.

Campaign Poster

 

Prosperity at Home, Prestige Abroad, lithograph by Northwestern Litho. Co., between 1895 and 1900

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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