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William McKinley

William McKinley
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Underwood & Underwood, active 1880 - c. 1950
Melville Weston Fuller, 11 Feb 1833 - 4 Jul 1910
William McKinley, 29 Jan 1843 - 14 Sep 1901
Theodore Roosevelt, 27 Oct 1858 - 6 Jan 1919
Stereoscopic albumen silver print
Image/Sheet (each): 8.1 × 7.8 cm (3 3/16 × 3 1/16")
Mount: 8.8 × 17.8 cm (3 7/16 × 7")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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William McKinley’s (1843–1901) successes in both domestic policy (returning prosperity) and foreign affairs (the Peace of Paris, in which Spain ceded the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam to the United States) made his reelection almost certain. His first vice president, Garret Hobart, had died; McKinley was not enthusiastic about Theodore Roosevelt being on the ticket but bowed to Republican enthusiasm for the young New Yorker. The March 4, 1901, ceremony—held as usual at the east front of the Capitol—marked the centenary anniversary of the first inauguration in Washington.
Chief Justice Melville Fuller administered the oath of office while Roosevelt looked on.
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