William McKinley

McKinley, aged 15
Rutherford B. Hayes was McKinley's mentor during and after the Civil War.
McKinley in 1865, just after the war, photograph by Mathew Brady
Ida Saxton McKinley
Katherine McKinley
Representative McKinley
'Judge' magazine cover from September 1890, showing McKinley (left) having helped dispatch Speaker Reed's opponent in early-voting Maine, hurrying off with the victor to McKinley's "jerrymandered" Ohio district
Even after his final run for president in 1884, James G. Blaine was still seen as a possible candidate for the Republican nomination. In this 1890 Puck cartoon, he is startling Reed and McKinley (right) as they make their plans for 1892.
McKinley's close friend and adviser, Mark Hanna
Louis Dalrymple cartoon from Puck magazine, June 24, 1896, showing McKinley about to crown himself with the Republican nomination. The "priests" are Hanna (in green) and Representative Charles H. Grosvenor (red); H. H. Kohlsaat is the page holding the robe.
Before the 1896 convention, McKinley tried to avoid coming down on one side or the other of the currency question. William Allen Rogers's cartoon from Harper's Weekly, June 1896, showing McKinley riding the rail of the currency question.
William and Ida McKinley (to her husband's left) pose with members of the "Flower Delegation" from Oil City, Pennsylvania, before the McKinley home. Although women could not vote in most states, they might influence male relatives and were encouraged to visit Canton.
A Man of Mark 1896 Homer Davenport cartoon of McKinley as Hanna's creature, from William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal
1896 Electoral vote results
Editorial cartoon intervention in Cuba. Columbia (the American people) reaches out to help oppressed Cuba in 1897 while Uncle Sam (the U.S. government) is blind to the crisis and will not use its powerful guns to help. Judge magazine, February 6, 1897.
Signing of the Treaty of Paris
Annexation of the Republic of Hawaii in 1898
American soldiers scale the walls of Beijing to relieve the siege of the International Legations, August 1900
1900 reelection poster with the theme that McKinley has returned prosperity to America
McKinley, (right of center) flanked by Georgia Governor Allen D. Candler (front row to McKinley's right) and Gen. William Rufus Shafter, reviewing the Atlanta Peace Jubilee parade, December 15, 1898
McKinley ran on his record of prosperity and victory in 1900, winning easy re-election over William Jennings Bryan.
McKinley entering the Temple of Music on September 6, 1901, shortly before the shots were fired
Artist's conception of the shooting of McKinley
The official Presidential portrait of William McKinley, by Harriet Anderson Stubbs Murphy
Chief Justice Melville Fuller swears in William McKinley as president; outgoing President Grover Cleveland at right
McKinley's tomb in Canton, Ohio
William McKinley Monument by Hermon MacNeil in front of the Ohio Statehouse, Columbus
McKinley Monument by Alexander Phimister Proctor in front of Buffalo City Hall, Buffalo
McKinley on the $500 bill
Louisiana Purchase Exposition stamp (1904) honoring McKinley, who had signed a bill authorizing a subsidy for that upcoming event
McKinley Monument in front of Lucas County Courthouse, Toledo

The 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901.

- William McKinley

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Lisbon, Ohio

Village in and the county seat of Columbiana County, Ohio, United States.

Village in and the county seat of Columbiana County, Ohio, United States.

William McKinley Sr. – pioneer of the iron industry in East Ohio, father of President William McKinley

The American Soldier, 1862, by H. Charles McBarron, showing U.S. soldiers attacking the Confederates at Turner's Gap in 1862

Battle of South Mountain

Fought on September 14, 1862, as part of the Maryland campaign of the American Civil War.

Fought on September 14, 1862, as part of the Maryland campaign of the American Civil War.

The American Soldier, 1862, by H. Charles McBarron, showing U.S. soldiers attacking the Confederates at Turner's Gap in 1862
Fox's Gap at the battle of South Mountain, MD. Sunday, Sept. 14, 1862
Maryland Campaign: Battle of South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Northern field of battle
Confederate dead at Fox's Gap
Map of South Mountain Battlefield core and study areas by the American Battlefield Protection Program

Two future presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley, fought at Fox's Gap during the Battle of South Mountain, as part of the 23rd Ohio Infantry—Hayes as its commander, and McKinley a commissary sergeant.

Rough Riders

Nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish–American War and the only one to see combat.

Nickname given to the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish–American War and the only one to see combat.

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in his Rough Riders uniform on October 26, 1898, by Rockwood.
Troops arriving in Tampa
Rough Riders heading to Cuba aboard the steamship Yucatan.
"The Battle of Las Guasimas, June 24 - The heroic stand of the 'Rough Riders'" in Harper's Pictorial History of the War with Spain.
US Army encampment, 1st Volunteer Cavalry, Rough Riders, at the base of Kettle Hill about July 5, 1898. San Juan Hill and block houses are in background.
US Army photo taken near the base of Kettle Hill about July 4, 1898. The soldier is pointing up to the top of Kettle Hill. In the background are the block houses on San Juan Hill and the American encampment.
The Fight for Santiago. The "Rough Riders" charging up the San Juan Hill, July 1, and driving the Spanish from their intrenchments [sic]. Illustration from McClure's, October 1898
Original title: "Colonel Roosevelt and his Rough Riders at the top of the hill which they captured, Battle of San Juan Hill." US Army victors on Kettle Hill about July 3, 1898 after the battle of "San Juan Hill(s)." Left to right is 3rd US Cavalry, 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Col. Theodore Roosevelt center) and 10th US Cavalry. A second similar picture is often shown cropping out all but the 1st Vol Cav and TR.
US Postage Stamp, 1948 issue, commemorating 50th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders.
Ticket for a 1906 fund-raising event to help finance a monument for the Rough Riders erected later in 1906
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, c. undefined1898
William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee: The Charge of San Juan Hill

Following the sinking of USS Maine (ACR-1), President William McKinley needed to muster a strong ground force swiftly, which he did by calling for 125,000 volunteers to assist in the war.

Alliance, Ohio

City in the U.S. state of Ohio.

City in the U.S. state of Ohio.

In 1876 Lamborn ran against William McKinley for the Congressional seat from this district.

Nominees
Harrison and Reid

1892 Republican National Convention

Held at the Industrial Exposition Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from June 7 to June 10, 1892.

Held at the Industrial Exposition Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota, from June 7 to June 10, 1892.

Nominees
Harrison and Reid
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J. Sloat Fassett of New York was Temporary Chairman, and Governor William McKinley Jr. of Ohio was the Permanent Chair of the convention.

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898, Fred S. Cozzens

Battle of Manila Bay

The Battle of Manila Bay (Batalla de Bahía de Manila), also known as the Battle of Cavite, took place on 1 May 1898, during the Spanish–American War.

The Battle of Manila Bay (Batalla de Bahía de Manila), also known as the Battle of Cavite, took place on 1 May 1898, during the Spanish–American War.

Battle of Manila Bay, 1 May 1898, Fred S. Cozzens
The Battle of Manila Bay, depicted in a lithograph by Butler, Thomas & Company, 1899
"Battle of Manila Bay", painting by W. G. Wood, circa 1898. Reina Cristina (foreground) in action against Dewey's squadron (right).
Batalla de Cavite, painted by Ildefonso Sanz Doménech, depicting the Spanish squadron.
USS Olympia at the Independence Seaport Museum in 2007
Commemorative plate from the Spanish–American War era honoring George Dewey and his victory.
Admiral Cámara's Spanish Fleet anchored in the Suez Canal, formed by the best ships of the Spanish Navy, among others by the battleship Pelayo or the cruiser Emperador Carlos V and who ultimately didn't fight in the war.
Original pencil drawing for a Punch magazine cartoon, "Mr Punch and Britannia toasting the USA after their defeat of Spain at the Battle of Manila Bay" (1898), by John Tenniel
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Building on his popularity, Dewey briefly ran for president in 1900, but withdrew and endorsed William McKinley, the incumbent, who won.

Territory of Hawaii

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from April 30, 1900, until August 21, 1959, when most of its territory, excluding Palmyra Island, was admitted to the United States as the 50th U.S. state, the State of Hawaii.

Organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from April 30, 1900, until August 21, 1959, when most of its territory, excluding Palmyra Island, was admitted to the United States as the 50th U.S. state, the State of Hawaii.

Main islands of the Territory of Hawaii
Cartoon depicting the United States, its territories, and U.S. controlled regions as a classroom with belligerent Philippines, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Cuba
Main islands of the Territory of Hawaii
Matson Navigation Company advertised Hawaii as a tourist destination for the first time in the late 1890s.
All islands voted at least 93 percent in favor of Admission acts. Ballot (inset) and referendum results for the Admission Act of 1959.

In early 1900 Congress passed an Act To provide a government for the Territory of Hawaii, which was signed into law by President William McKinley on April 30, 1900.

Root in 1902

Elihu Root

American lawyer, Republican politician, and statesman who served as Secretary of State and Secretary of War in the early twentieth century.

American lawyer, Republican politician, and statesman who served as Secretary of State and Secretary of War in the early twentieth century.

Root in 1902
Crowds listen as Root delivers the opening speech of the 1904 Republican National Convention
Portrait of Elihu Root
Root's former home in Washington, D.C.
Elihu Root Gold Medal

Under presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, Root served as the United States Secretary of War 1899–1904.

John Davis Long

American lawyer, politician, and writer from Massachusetts.

American lawyer, politician, and writer from Massachusetts.

Mary Woodford Glover
Theodore Roosevelt as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1898

After returning to private practice he was offered a cabinet post by his friend, President William McKinley, in 1896.

Nominees Bryan and Sewall

1896 Democratic National Convention

The scene of William Jennings Bryan's nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate for the 1896 U.S. presidential election.

The scene of William Jennings Bryan's nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate for the 1896 U.S. presidential election.

Nominees Bryan and Sewall
The convention was held at the Chicago Coliseum
Seating arrangement for delegates at the convention
Former Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska
Former Representative Richard P. Bland of Missouri
Former Governor Robert E. Pattison of Pennsylvania
Senator Joseph Blackburn of Kentucky
Governor Horace Boies of Iowa
Newspaper Publisher John R. McLean of Ohio
Governor Claude Matthews of Indiana
Former Governor Sylvester Pennoyer of Oregon
Former Governor William E. Russell of Massachusetts
Senator John W. Daniel of Virginia
Former Representative Joseph C. Sibley of Pennsylvania
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President of the Maine Central Railroad Arthur Sewall of Maine
Former Representative George F. Williams of Massachusetts
State Associate Justice Walter Clark of North Carolina
Representative Nominee J. Hamilton Lewis of Washington (Ineligible, not yet 35 years of age)
Former Representative George W. Fithian of Illinois
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Bryan and Sewall ultimately lost to the Republican candidates, William McKinley and Garret Hobart.