Finding aid for the William McKinley Papers, Series II


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: McKinley, William
Title: William McKinley Papers, Series II
Dates: 1878-1901
Extent: 1.60 linear feet (4 containers)
Abstract: William McKinley was born in Niles, Ohio, served in the American Civil War, and practiced law in Canton, Ohio, where he served as prosecuting attorney for Stark County 1869-1871. In 1876, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He was Governor of Ohio 1891-1896. First elected President of the United States in 1896, he was reelected in 1900. He was assassinated in September 1901. The collection consists of editors' copies and page proofs of McKinley's speeches as President, as well as an index for the book Speeches and Addresses of William McKinley. This collection also includes a small number of speeches made by McKinley's Executive Cabinet and some speeches he made as a Representative of Ohio to the United States Congress.
MS Number MS 4674
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English