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Source: Congressional Record
Source type: government document
Document type: record of proceedings (U.S. House of Representatives)
Document title: “House of Representatives”
Author(s): United States Congress
Date of publication: 15 January 1902
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 22
Pagination: 652-70 (excerpt below includes only page 652)

“House of Representatives.” Congressional Record 15 Jan. 1902 v35n22: pp. 652-70.
resolutions (U.S. House of Representatives); McKinley memorial services (Washington, DC: U.S. Congress).
Named persons
Charles H. Grosvenor; John Hay; Ida McKinley; William McKinley.
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“Fifty-Seventh Congress, First Session.”


House of Representatives [excerpt]



     Mr. GROSVENOR. On behalf of the Select Committee on Services in Memory of the late President McKinley, I ask unanimous consent to present for immediate consideration the concurrent resolution which I send to the desk.
     The Clerk read as follows:

     Whereas the melancholy event of the violent and tragic death of William McKinley, late President of the United States, having occurred during the recess of Congress, and the two Houses sharing in the general grief and desiring to manifest their sensibility upon the occasion of the public bereavement: Therefore,
     Be it resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the two Houses of Congress will assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on a day an hour fixed and announced by the joint committee, to wit, Thursday, February 27, 1902, and that, in the presence of the two Houses there assembled, an address on the life and character of William McKinley, late President of the United States, be pronounced by Hon. John Hay, and that the President of the Senate pro tempore and the Speaker of the House of Representatives be requested to invite the President and ex-President of the United States, ex-Vice-Presidents, the heads of the several Departments, the judges of the Supreme Court, the representatives of the foreign governments, the governors of the several States, the Lieutenant-General of the Army and the Admiral of the Navy, and such officers of the Army and Navy as have received the thanks of Congress who may then be at the seat of Government to be present on the occasion, and such others as may be suggested by the executive committee.
     And be it further resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to Mrs. Ida S. McKinley, and to assure her of the profound sympathy of the two Houses of Congress for her deep personal affliction, and of their sincere condolence for the late national bereavement.

     There being no objection, the House proceeded to the consideration of the resolution; which was read and agreed to.



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