William McKinley Fact Sheet: Who was William McKinley? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of William McKinley.
William McKinley Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1843 - 1901 *** Full Name: William McKinley *** Occupation: American Lawyer, Politician and 25th President of the United States *** Date of Birth: William McKinley was born on January 29th 1843 *** Place of Birth: William McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, U.S. *** Family background: His father was William McKinley and his mother was Nancy Allison. His parents were both of English and Scottish descent and both sides of the family were from an iron-making background *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with six siblings *** Education: William McKinley was educated by attending an elementary school and secondary school before also attending Allegheny College and also Mount Union College ***
William McKinley Fact 1:
William McKinley was born on January
29th 1843 and during the 19th
century period in history when great
strides were made in the industrial
revolution, the Victoria era was
coming to a close and there were
vast technological advances being
William McKinley Fact 9: Although McKinley devoted himself to his wife and although she was delicate in mind and spirit she would still encourage him to pursue his careers in both law and politics.
William McKinley Fact 10:
In 1879 he took office as a Member
of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio’s 16th district.
William McKinley Fact 17: Having won his second term in office after his inauguration he and his wife Ida, decided to tour the country for six weeks. They travelled mainly by train. By the time they reached California Ida became unwell.
William McKinley Fact 18: McKinley was keen to meet the public but it was a difficult time as there had been several assassination in Europe and his security were anxious.
William McKinley Fact 19:
On September the 6th 1901 William
McKinley was shot twice in the
abdomen. Although the wounds were
not instantly fatal he was taken to
Milburn House where one bullet was
located and removed but not the
William McKinley Fact 21: William McKinley died on September 14th 1901. His body laid to rest in Canton, Ohio.
Influence & Legacy: H. Wayne Morgan, McKinley’s biographer wrote of his presidency “McKinley was a major actor in some of the most important events in American history. His decisions shaped future policies and public attitudes. He usually rises in the estimation of scholars who study his life in detail. Even those who disagree with his policies and decisions see him as an active, responsible, informed participant in charge of decision making. His dignified demeanour and subtle operations keep him somewhat remote from public perception. But he is once again at the centre of events, where he started.”
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