Source: Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Archives
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “William McKinley”
Author(s): Huidekoper, Rush Shippen
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 22
Issue number: 10
|Huidekoper, Rush Shippen. “William McKinley.” Journal of Comparative Medicine and Veterinary Archives Oct. 1901 v22n10: p. 645.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley (mourning); William McKinley.|
|Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley; George Washington.|
It is a glorious tribute to the free institutions of the United States to have seen how sectional feeling and all the animadversions of various political parties have been lost in this national horror, and each and every man has been drawn in silent sympathy to his neighbor.
But the death of President McKinley brings scarcely a shadow of disaster to the country. Representing a great people, he had so welded and riveted the principles long ago forged by Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln that his passing away becomes only that of a man. It is as a man that we as individuals mourn Mr. McKinley.
A prominent Senator says: “From the moment he took his place in the White House President McKinley grew in the estimation, the friendship, and the love of the American people. His virtues and his statesmanship will be the greater appreciated as time rolls on and his private life and public acts shall become the more and the better known.”
Personally, he had the most charming manners of any gentleman in the United States. Man, woman, or child who ever had the honor of an interview with him left him with a feeling of content. The man realized that Mr. McKinley was a master of every detail in which he was consulted; the woman felt that he was a man of sympathy; the child left him imbued with the ambition to be a great man.