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William McKinley
Twenty-Fifth U.S. President

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March 4, 1897 - September 14, 1901*

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Garret A. Hobart*

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Theodore Roosevelt

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  January 29, 1843 

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Ida McKinley

     Niles, Ohio
CHILDREN:  2 Daughters
MILITARY SERVICE: Brevet Major, U.S. Army, Civil War Veteran (including Antietam)
PROFESSION: Attorney
POLITICAL PARTY:  Republican
HOME STATE:  Ohio
NICKNAME:   "Idol of Ohio"

*Died in Office

OFFICES:  Congressman, Governor (Oh)
DIED:  September 14, 1901    (Age - 58)
LAST WORDS:  "Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee."
BURIED:  Canton, Ohio 
"I walked the floor of the White House night after night until midnight, and I am not ashamed to tell you...that I went down on my knees and prayed Almighty God for light and guidance more than one night."  McKinley about his decisions regarding the Philippines.

 

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Theodore Roosevelt

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