PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY DIED 8 DAYS AFTER BEING SHOT ON THIS DAY IN 1901
Buffalo, New York (JFK+50) William McKinley, 25th President of the United States, died 112 years ago today here in Buffalo from the wounds he suffered at the hands of an assassin eight days earlier.
The President, who was 58 years old, was in Buffalo attending the Pan American Exposition where he made a speech and greeted the public.
The assassin, Leon Czolgosz, fired two shots at close range.
Mr. McKinley's last words were: "It is God's way. His will be done, not ours."
President William McKinley's remains are interred at West Lawn Cemetery in Canton, Ohio.
McKinley's Funeral Procession
THEODORE ROOSEVELT TAKES OATH AND BECOMES THE 26TH U.S. PRESIDENT
Buffalo, New York (JFK+50) Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office 112 years ago today, September 14, 1901, as the 26th President of the United States.
TR Takes Presidential Oath of Office
Nashville Tennessee News
Teddy Roosevelt became the youngest U.S. President at age 42 and remains the youngest man to attain the office. John F. Kennedy, who was 43 years old when he was sworn in, is the youngest elected POTUS.
The ceremony took place at the home of Ansley Wilcox here in Buffalo.
The oath was administered by Judge John R. Hazel at 3:31 p.m Eastern Time.*
*Mr. Wilcox said "No Bible was used (for the swearing-in ceremony) but Mr. Roosevelt was sworn in with uplifted hand." TR is the only President to this day to take the oath of office without using a Bible.