Source: Walks about Washington
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “New Faces in Old Places” [chapter 8]
Author(s): Leupp, Francis E.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Place of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Year of publication: 1915
Pagination: 207-34 (excerpt below includes only pages 230-31)
|Leupp, Francis E. “New Faces in Old Places” [chapter 8]. Walks about Washington. Boston: Little, Brown, 1915: pp. 207-34.|
|excerpt of chapter|
|William McKinley (presidential character); Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency).|
|Leon Czolgosz; Robert M. La Follette; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.|
|From title page: With Drawings by Lester G. Hornby.|
New Faces in Old Places [excerpt]
As Senator La Follette once said, McKinley never had a fair chance as President to show what was in him: his first term was broken into by the Spanish War, and his second was cut off almost at its beginning by assassination. He was sweet-natured and a born manager of men, and no one who ever filled the Presidential chair left behind him a more fragrant memory. As his murder occurred in Buffalo, and Czolgosz, who killed him, was tried and put to death there, the episode serves our present purpose only in leading up to the accession of Theodore Roosevelt of New York, the Vice-president, who was recalled from a summer vacation in the mountains to take the head of the  state. His inauguration was of the simplest sort, at the house of a friend in Buffalo, where some members of the McKinley Cabinet and a few other gentlemen met to witness the administration of the oath.