25th President of the United States
(March 4, 1897 to September 14, 1901)
Full Name: William McKinley, Jr.
Nickname: "Idol of Ohio"
Born: January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio
Died: September 14, 1901, in Buffalo, New York
Education: Attended Allegheny College
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-91
- Governor of Ohio, 1892-96
Presidential Salary: $50,000/year
- Secretary of State
- John Sherman (1897-98)
William R. Day (1898)
John M. Hay (1898-1901)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Lyman J. Gage (1897-1901)
- Secretary of War
- Russel A. Alger (1897-99)
Elihu Root (1899-1901)
- Attorney General
- Joseph McKenna (1897-98)
John W. Griggs (1898-1901)
Philander C. Knox (1901)
- Postmaster General
- James A. Gary (1897-98)
Charles Emory Smith (1898-1901)
- Secretary of the Navy
- John D. Long (1897-1901)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Cornelius N. Bliss (1897-99)
Ethan A. Hitchcock (1899-1901)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- James Wilson (1897-1901)
- William McKinley -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- William McKinley -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
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Other Internet Resources:
- Era of William McKinley
- By K. Austin Kerr at Ohio State University, this resource contains information on McKinley's political career and examples of some of the political cartoons of McKinley's era.
- National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
- A memorial, museum and library commemorating the birth of McKinley located in Niles, Ohio. Tourist information available.
- William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
- Experiences include an interactive, hand-on science center, a presidential museum dedicated to the 25th president, a historical library, planetarium and more. Also includes a memorial, the McKinley National Memorial.
Points of Interest:
- McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile.
- First Lady Ida McKinley didn't like the color yellow. She disliked it so much she had everything yellow removed from the White House.
- McKinley had a pet parrot named "Washington Post."