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William McKinley

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The 25th president of the United States and the third to be assassinated while in office. He was also the last Civil War veteran to become president.He led the U.S. to victory in the Spanish-American War in just 100 days but was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz, a second-generation Polish-American with anarchist leanings, in September 1901.He and William Jennings Bryan were rivals for the presidency in 1896 and 1900, with the chief issue of contention being the gold standard for U.S. currency.


His financial problems ended his college education prematurely, and he was forced to work as a postal clerk and teacher.


His father, William McKinley Sr., was a manufacturer and pioneer in the iron industry.

Historical Events in the Life of William McKinley

1896-11-3 William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
1897-3-4 William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of USA
1900-6-19 In the USA, the Republican Party nominate President William McKinley for re-election, but choose a new candidate for Vice-President: Theodore Roosevelt
1900-11-6 Republican US President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan
1901-9-6 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

The meaning of the name McKinley: Fair Haired Foreigner

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US President William McKinley were born on Sunday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 27 days until William McKinley next birthday.

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