William McKinley (US President) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

William McKinley

William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States from 1897, until his assassination in 1901. During his presidency, McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry and kept the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of free silver. McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War and the only one to have started the war as an enlisted soldier, 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.

Born: William McKinley Jr, January 29, 1843, Niles, Ohio, U.S.
Died: September 14, 1901, Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Cause of death: Assassination
Political party: Republican Party
Children: 2
Parents: William McKinley Sr, Nancy Allison
Education: Allegheny College, Mount Union College, Albany Law School
Profession: Lawyer
Vice President: Garret Hobart (1897–1899), None (1899–1901), Theodore Roosevelt, (Mar–Sep 1901)
Preceded by: Grover Cleveland
Succeeded by: Theodore Roosevelt
IMDb: William McKinley’s IMDb

About William McKinley

The 25th president of the United States and the third to be assassinated while in office. He was also the last Civil War veteran to become president.

Before Fame

His financial problems ended his college education prematurely, and he was forced to work as a postal clerk and teacher.


He led the U.S. to victory in the Spanish-American War in just 100 days but was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz, a second-generation Polish-American with anarchist leanings, in September 1901.

Family Life

His father, William McKinley Sr., was a manufacturer and pioneer in the iron industry.


He and William Jennings Bryan were rivals for the presidency in 1896 and 1900, with the chief issue of contention being the gold standard for U.S. currency.

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