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William McKinley

Presidential Number: 25th
Years he was President: 1897-1901
State Represented: Ohio
Party Affiliation: Republican
Fact(s): He became the leading Republican tariff expert in Congress. He died in office.

Birthday: January 29, 1843
How old would he be this year? 160
School(s) attended: Allegheny College, Albany Law School
Wife: Ida McKinley
Occupation(s) before he was President: County prosecutor, Army Officer in the Civil War
Other way(s) he served: Governor of Ohio, Congress
Height: 5 feet, 7 inches
Hobbies or Sports: Riding, swimming, walking
Pets: Mexican yellow parrot, roosters

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Train
How would he have communicated with his friends? Telephone, typed letter. telegram
U.S. Population when term began: 75,994,575
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 45

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