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Source: Law Notes
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Death of the President”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 5
Issue number: none
Pagination: 121

 
Citation
“The Death of the President.” Law Notes Oct. 1901 v5: p. 121.
 
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley.
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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The Death of the President

     SINCE our last issue the country has been plunged into universal grief by the assassination by an anarchist of William McKinley, twenty-fifth President of the United States. During his administration he was confronted with such grave problems as had confronted few of his predecessors, and now, while the nation mourns his loss with all partisan feeling hushed, we cannot but feel that he met them adequately in the way which the overwhelming majority of his fellow citizens approved. In private and domestic life he was such a man as we could wish all our public men to be, in simplicity, loyalty, purity. These virtues were universally granted to be his, but his noble behavior in his last hours, so full of bravery, consideration for others, and resignation to the Power which disposes of all human affairs, has raised him into a character of heroic mould in the memory of a great nation. The lawyers throughout the length and breadth of our land will cherish his memory as that of an honored member of their profession with peculiar veneration.

 

 


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