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Source: Congressional Record
Source type: government document
Document type: record of proceedings (U.S. Senate)
Document title: “Senate”
Author(s): United States Congress
Date of publication: 16 January 1902
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 23
Pagination: 682-96 (excerpt below includes only page 686)

“Senate.” Congressional Record 16 Jan. 1902 v35n23: pp. 682-96.
resolutions (U.S. Senate); McKinley memorial services (Washington, DC: U.S. Congress).
Named persons
John Hay; John Kean; Ida McKinley; William McKinley.
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“Fifty-Seventh Congress, First Session.”


Senate [excerpt]



     The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before the Senate the following concurrent resolution of the House of Representatives; which was read:

     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 and 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 upon 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.

     Mr. KEAN. I ask for the immediate consideration and adoption of the resolution.
     The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator from New Jersey asks that this resolution may receive present consideration. Is there objection? The Chair hears none. Will the Senate agree to the resolution?
     The concurrent resolution was agreed to.



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