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William McKinley

25th President of the United States


"We want no more war or conquest ... War Should never be entered upon until every agency of peace has failed."

--Inaugural Address, 1897

Full Name: William McKinley

Born: January 28, 1843

Birthplace: Niles, Ohio

Father: William McKinley (1807-1892)

Mother: Nancy Campbell Allison McKinley (1809-1897)

Wife: Ida McKinley (1847-1907)

Married: January 25, 1871

Religious Preference: Methodist

Previous Experience: Teacher, soldier, lawyer, U.S. Representative, Governor of Ohio

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 54

Term of Office: March 4, 1897 - September 14, 1901


Died: September 14, 1901

Age at Death: 58

Place of Burial: Canton, Ohio

President at Time of Death: Died in Office

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1896 William McKinley (R) 271 7,104,779
  William J. Bryan (D) 176 6,502,925
1900 William McKinley (R) 292 7,207,923
  William J. Bryan (D) 155 6,358,133