: Front page of the Columbus Dispatch announcing the death of President William McKinley, September 14, 1901. Just six months after his inauguration for a second term as president, McKinley was visiting the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 1, 1901, when he was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz during a public reception. Though he initially appeared to be recovering well, his health took a turn for the worse and he succumbed to his injuries in the early morning hours of September 14th. His death meant the third successful presidential assassination in our country’s history, and the second for a president from Ohio.
In the wake of McKinley's assassination, memorials to the fallen president abounded, including the creation of the McKinley Memorial in Canton, Ohio, completed in 1907. Two of his lasting contributions include far more vigilant security for U.S. presidents over the past century, and the selection of the red carnation as Ohio’s state flower in 1904. View on Ohio Memory.
: P245_B01F19_001 Subjects
: McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Presidents--Death and burial; Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Assassinations; Newspapers Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Buffalo (New York);