PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/20/1868 - HFSID 279541
William McKinley signed this legal deposition in a civil case in 1868… only a year after he was admitted to the bar and almost a decade before he was elected to represent Ohio in the U. S. House of Representatives!
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WILLIAM McKINLEY William McKinley signed this legal deposition in a civil case in 1868… only a year after he was admitted to the bar and almost a decade before he was elected to represent Ohio in the U. S. House of Representatives! Manuscript document signed "Wm McKinley Jr". Pencil notations in unknown hand. 18 pages, 8x12½, most double-sided and on ruled paper, bound with four brass rivets at top edge. Oct. 20, 1868. Manuscript deposition in the civil case of Eli Seigler v. W. S. Leukenbach, heard in Stark County, Ohio. McKinley signed this deposition just one year after he was admitted to the bar and almost a decade before he was elected to the United States House of Representatives! McKinley (1843-1901, born in Niles, Ohio) represented Ohio as a Republican in Congress from 1877 to 1883 and from 1885 to 1891 and served as Governor of Ohio from 1892 to 1896. He campaigned on the promises of high protective tariffs and preservation of the gold standard. Elected 25th U.S. President in 1896, he was reelected to a second term in 1900 with a larger plurality of votes than any other Chief Executive before him. The U.S. became a world power during his Presidency, winning a war with Spain (1898) and acquiring overseas colonies (Puerto Rico and the Philippines). On Sept. 6, 1901, at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist. He died on Sept. 14, 1901, the third President to be assassinated. Fragile. Lightly toned, stained and creased. Signature has bled lightly but is legible. Bottom edge of page 1 has separated. Top, left and right edges are ragged. Brass rivets are tarnished. Random ink stainsFolded five timed and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.
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