Full Name: William McKinley
Born: January 29, 1843
Place of Birth: Niles, Ohio
Ancestry: Scotch - Irish, English
Father: William McKinley (1807 - 1892)
Mother: Nancy Cambell McKinley (1809 - 1897)
First Lady: Ida Saxton McKinley
Children: Two; 2 girls
Pet(s): A parrot; an Angora cat and her kittens
Education: Allegheny College
Military Service: Served in the Civil War
Political Party: Republican
Offices Held: Member of U.S. House of Representatives, (1877-91); Governor of Ohio, (1892-96)
Age at Inauguration: 54
Terms Served: One; (1897 - 1901)
Vice Presidents: Garret Hobart and Theodore Roosevelt
Campaign Slogan: Patriotism, Protection and Prosperity. A Full Dinner Pail.
States Admitted: None
Sport or Hobby: Riding, Swimming, Walking
Nickname: Napolean of Protection
Died: September 14, 1901 - Age 58
Place of Death: Buffalo, New York
Cause of Death: Assassination
In 1901 he was shot by Leon Czolgosz after giving a speech in Buffalo, New York.
He lived eight days after being shot.
He enjoyed the opera, the theater and cribbage.
He signed a joint Congressional Resolution annexing the Hawaiian Islands.