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William McKinley


Picture of William McKinley
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1896 Republican President 146688 Win
11-06-1900 Republican President 164755 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio
Married: Ida Saxton McKinley
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died (in office): September 14, 1901 in Buffalo, New York

1877-1883: Member of Congress [Ohio]
1885-1891: Member of Congress [Ohio]
1892-1896: Governor of Ohio
1897-1901: President of the United States

  • PLACENAME: The town of Minor changed its name to McKinleyville after President McKinley was assassinated. Also following the assassination, Sacramento changed the name of East Park to McKinley Park. The highest mountain peak in North America was known as Mount McKinley (1917-2015) until it was renamed "Denali" by President Obama.
  • US Currency: William McKinley appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2013. McKinley also appeared on the $500 bill that was issued 1928-1934. 
  • PLACENAME: California is home to twenty-seven schools named for President McKinley (twenty-four elementary schools (in Bakersfield, Burbank, Burlingame, Colton, Compton, Corona, El Centro, Fresno, Gridley, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Petaluma, Redlands, San Diego, San Francisco, San Gabriel, San Jose, San Leandro, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Stockton, Susanville, and Tracy), two Middle Schools (in McKinleyville and Redwood City), and one High School in McKinleyville)

Source: Sacramento Street Whys by Carlos Alcala (2007)

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