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William McKinley

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Birthday
29, 1843
Birthplace
Niles, OH
Death Date
Sep 14, 1901 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
29, 1843
Birthplace
Niles, OH
Death Date
Sep 14, 1901 (58)

About

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.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

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.

Family Life

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

Associated With

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.