Source: Northwest Journal of Education
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President William McKinley”
Date of publication: September 1901
Volume number: 12
Issue number: 1
|“President William McKinley.” Northwest Journal of Education Sept. 1901 v12n1: p. 22.
|McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley.
|The editorial below is accompanied by a photograph of McKinley on page 23.
President William McKinley
The nation is in mourning. President William McKinley has passed away. The assassin’s blow was not struck at him as an individual, but was struck because he represented the American people in their governmental form of organization. President McKinley died for the American people and the American idea. He was a typical American, an intense lover of his country, a patriot, a manly, broad, loving and lovable man. Aside from pre-eminence as a patriot and a statesman, nothing so endeared him to the true American as his love and devotion to his invalid wife and his home. In the best sense of the word he was a clean man, a pure man, a man whose life, public and private, the parent and teacher can hold up to the American youth as worthy of imitation. His death is the nation’s loss. All the people mourn.