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Source: American Law Review
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President McKinley as a Lawyer”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: November-December 1901
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 6
Pagination: 896

“President McKinley as a Lawyer.” American Law Review Nov.-Dec. 1901 v35n6: p. 896.
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William McKinley.
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William McKinley.


President McKinley as a Lawyer

     One of the many appreciative sketches of the late President McKinley says:—

     After the war Major McKinley returned to his home in Mahoning County, O., and studied law. He completed his studies at Albany, N. Y., and in 1867 was admitted to the bar in his native State. He began practice at Canton, which he then made his permanent home. As a lawyer he was successful from the start, and soon established a reputation for devotion to the interests of his clients and for the care with which he prepared his cases. It was said of him that to the smallest case in which he was retained he would devote sufficient time and study to master every detail. His first public office was that of Prosecuting Attorney of his county, an office in which he made a record for courageous and conscientious devotion to duty.



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