William McKinley Biography

William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination on September 14, 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.

McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War, beginning as a private in the Union Army and ending as a brevet major. After the war, he settled in Canton, Ohio, where he practiced law and married Ida Saxton. In 1876, he was elected to Congress, where he became the Republican Party’s expert on the protective tariff, which he promised would bring prosperity. His 1890 McKinley Tariff was highly controversial; which together with a Democratic redistricting aimed at gerrymandering him out of office, led to his defeat in the Democratic landslide of 1890. He was elected Ohio’s governor in 1891 and 1893, steering a moderate course between capital and labor interests. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William McKinley
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American
Religion:
Methodism
Date of Birth:
January 29, 1843
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
September 14, 1901
Age at Death:
58
Cause of Death:
Firearm, Assassination
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