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◀ 23rd President (Skipping Cleveland)
William McKinley Jr.
25th President of the United States of America

Born: January 29, 1843
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Birthplace: Niles, Ohio

Father: William McKinley Sr. 1807 – 1892
(Buried: West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio)​

Mother: Nancy Allison 1809 – 1897
(Buried: West Lawn Cemetery, Canton, Ohio)​

Wife: Ida Saxton 1847 – 1907
(Buried: McKinley Memorial Park, Canton, Ohio)​

Married: January 25, 1871 at the First Presbyterian Church, in Canton, Ohio

Children:

Katherine “Katie” McKinley 1871 – 1875​
(Buried: McKinley Memorial Park, Canton, Ohio)​
Ida McKinley 1873 – 1873​
(Buried: McKinley Memorial Park, Canton, Ohio)​

Signature:
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Education:

Attended Poland Seminary
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Attended Alleghany College​
1866 – 1867: Attended Albany, New York Law School​

Occupation before War:

1860 – 1861: School Teacher Kerr School District in Poland, Ohio​
Clerk at Post Office in Poland, Ohio​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Private in 23rd Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in Battle of Carnifex Ferry, Virginia​
1862: Commissary Sgt 23rd Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland
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1862: Recruiter of Union Army Volunteer Recruits in Ohio​
1862 – 1864: 2nd Lt. 23rd Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1863: Participated in Battle of Buffington Island​
1864: Participated in the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain, Virginia​
1864: Participated in Second Battle of Kernstown, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Captain 23rd Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1864: Had his horse shot from under him Battle of Berryville, VA.
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1864: Participated in Battle of Opequon Creek, Virginia​
1864: Participated in Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Virginia​
1864: Participated in Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia​
1864: Cast his first Presidential Vote for Abraham Lincoln​
1865: Adjutant for Brig. General Samuel S. Carroll​
1865: Served with First Veteran Corps in Washington, D.C.​
1865: Brevetted to rank of Major in Union Army​
Generals Carroll and Hancock recommended McKinley Stay in Army​
1865: Mustered out of Service in August​

Occupation after War:

1867 – 1869: Attorney in Canton, Ohio​
1869 – 1871: Prosecutor for Stark County, Ohio​
1869 – 1877: Attorney in Canton Ohio​
1877 – 1883: U.S. Congressman from Ohio​
1880: Ohio Representative on Republican National Committee​
1881 – 1883: Congressional Chairman on Revision of laws​
1883 – 1885: Attorney in Canton, Ohio​
1884: At Large Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1884: Helped Secure Republican Nomination for James G. Blaine​
1885 – 1891: U.S. Congressman from Ohio​
1888: Ohio Delegate to Republican Party National Convention​
1888: Supporter of John Sherman for Republican Nomination​
1889 – 1891: Congressional Chairman Ways and Means Committee​
1889: Narrowly defeated to be Speaker of U.S. House of Reps.​
1892 – 1896: Governor of Ohio​
1892: Unsuccessful Candidate for Republican Nomination​
1892: Campaigner for Benjamin Harrison’s Reelection Campaign​
1897 – 1901: President of United States of America​
1901: Assassinated in Buffalo, New York, on Sept. 6th at 4:07 PM
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Died: September 14, 1901

Time of Death: 2:15 AM

Place of Death: Buffalo, New York

Cause of Death: Assassination Wounds

Last Words: “It is God’s way. His will, not ours be done”

Age at time of Death: 58 years old

Burial Place: McKinley National Memorial, McKinley Memorial Park, Canton, Ohio
 
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