Governor William McKinley Jr. portrait   Save
Governor William McKinley Jr. portrait
Description: Portrait of William McKinley Jr. (1843-1901). McKinley was a Civil War veteran and served as Governor of Ohio from 1892-1896. In the Civil War he was in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry with another future President, Rutherford B. Hayes. McKinley's first term as governor was uneventful, and he won reelection by eighty thousand votes in 1893. During his second term, McKinley's greatest crisis involved the Panic of 1893. This economic downturn led to the unemployment of fifty percent of Ohio's factory workers. McKinley generally sided with business owners, calling out the state militia on several occasions to put down workers' strikes. McKinley was the twenty-fifth President, serving from 1897-1901. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV105_1_24
Subjects: Ohio--Governors--Portraits; Ohio History--State and Local Government
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)