January 29: William McKinley

On this date in 1843, the future 25th President of the United States was born in Niles, Ohio. Explore FCIT’s collection of images related to President McKinley’s life and administration.

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William McKinley Portrait Sketch

Sketch of McKinley from the ClipArt ETC website.

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Birthplace of William McKinley

The birthplace of President William McKinley in Niles, Ohio, from the ClipArt ETC website.

Home of William McKinley

The home of President William McKinley in Canton, Ohio, from the ClipArt ETC website.

McKinley Teaching School

McKinley as a school teacher from the ClipPix ETC website.

McKinley at Antietam

William McKinley carrying coffee to the troops at Antietam. McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War. Illustration from the ClipPix ETC website.

Representative William McKinley

Representative William McKinley speaking on the floor of the United States House of Representatives in support of the Tariff Act of 1890, commonly called the McKinley Tariff. Illustration from the ClipPix ETC website.

McKinley Reading to His Mother

President-elect William McKinley reading the results of his election to his mother from the ClipPix ETC website.

First Inauguration of William McKinley

First Inauguration of William McKinley on March 4, 1897, from the ClipArt ETC website.

Inauguration Crowd

Audience at the McKinley inauguration from the ClipArt ETC website.

Presidential Election, 1900

A map of the United States showing the results of the 1900 presidential election from the Maps ETC website. McKinley easily won re-election to a second term.

McKinley at Pan-American Exposition

McKinley at Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York September 5, 1901, from the ClipPix ETC website. In his address, McKinley said, “Expositions are the timekeepers of progress. They record the world’s advancements. They stimulate the energy, enterprise, and intellect of the people, and quicken human genius. They go into the home. They broaden and brighten the daily life of the people. They open mighty storehouses of information to the student….”

Interior of the Temple of Music

Interior of the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York from the ClipArt ETC website. The President was standing where the X is when he was assassinated just six months into his second term.