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Source: The Encyclopedia Americana
Source type: book
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosz, Leon”
Author(s): anonymous
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Encyclopedia Americana Corporation
Place of publication: New York, New York
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Pagination: 384

“Czolgosz, Leon.” The Encyclopedia Americana. Vol. 8. New York: Encyclopedia Americana, 1920: p. 384.
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Leon Czolgosz.
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Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
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Czolgosz, Leon

     CZOLGOSZ, chōl′gōsh, Leon, American assassin: b. Detroit, Mich., 1873; d. Auburn, 29 Oct. 1901. He was of Polish-German ancestry; worked at various trades in the United States and became affiliated with anarchists. On 6 Sept. 1901, while President McKinley was holding a public reception at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N. Y., Czolgosz shot him twice. On 14 September the President died; on 23 September Czolgosz was brought to trial; on the 26th was sentenced to death, and was executed in the prison at Auburn, N. Y. See MCKINLEY, WILLIAM.



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