Source type: journal
Document type: proceedings
Document title: “American Public Health Association”
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 384
Pagination: 437-46 (excerpt below includes only pages 437, 440-41, and 443)
|“American Public Health Association.” Sanitarian Nov. 1901 n384: pp. 437-46.|
|William McKinley (death: public response); Ansley Wilcox (public statements); resolutions (American Public Health Association).|
|William McKinley; Ansley Wilcox.|
Click here to see an excerpt from the Ansley Wilcox address referred to below.
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The following excerpt comprises three nonconsecutive portions of this proceedings (p. 437, pp. 440-41, and p. 443). Omission of text within the excerpt is indicated with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).
American Public Health Association [excerpt]
Twenty-ninth Annual Meeting, Held in Buffalo, N. Y., September
Out of respect to the memory of President McKinley, and in accordance with the national and State proclamations relating thereto, it was decided to hold no meeting on Thursday, September 19.
At the Tuesday evening meeting, Mr. Ansley Wilcox, of Buffalo, delivered an address of welcome. He paid a glowing tribute of affection and respect to President McKinley, and among other things said: “When we think of the way in which the American people calmed themselves in their intense grief, and the reins of  power, dropping from lifeless hands, were taken up peacefully by the strong hands of the appointed successor, we will say again, with heartfelt joy, whatever may happen to our individual leaders, ‘The Government at Washington still lives,’ and towers among the nations of the earth as our electric tower amidst the beautiful buildings surrounding it.”
On Thursday, the third day of the meeting, there was no business transacted, but the president called the meeting to order at 10 o’clock as usual, at which time resolutions of sympathy and regret in regard to the death of the late President McKinley were passed unanimously by a rising vote.