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Name William McKinley
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 29 Jan 1843 Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, United States
Marriage 25 Jan 1871 Canton, Stark, Ohio, United Statesto Ida Saxton
Death[1][2] 14 Sep 1901 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States

William McKinley was raised in Ohio, and spent his life there until going to the White House. He fought in the Civil War under future President Rutherford B. Hayes, and with his help entered politics and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1876. He served 1877-1884, lost an election contest regarding the 1882 election, but was re-elected in 1884 and served from March 1885 to 1891. He became governor of Ohio after leaving the Congress and served five years, leaving office in time to campaign for president in the 1896 election.

McKinley served barely more than one term before being assassinated in Buffalo in 1901.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article William McKinley.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 William McKinley, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ohio History Central.