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Source: Weekly Law Bulletin and Ohio Law Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: article
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: none
Pagination: 123

[untitled]. Weekly Law Bulletin and Ohio Law Journal 16 Sept. 1901 v46: p. 123.
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William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley.
Named persons
Walter D. Guilbert; Lewis C. Laylin; William McKinley; George K. Nash; John A. Shauck; John M. Sheets.



     A meeting of the state officers and officials was held at the Governor’s office on Saturday to appoint a committee to prepare a memorial on the death of th[e] president. The Supreme Court was represented by Judge Shauck.
     Governor Nash was made chairman and Auditor of State Guil[b]ert secretary of the meeting. A committee consisting of Secretary of State Laylin, Judge John A. Shauck of the supreme court and At[t]orney General Sheets was appointed to draft the memorial.
     Later the following memorial submitted by this committee was adopted:
     From long and per[s]onal association with William McKinley, we feel a sense of personal loss in view of his death, in addition to the common burden of sorrow which affli[c]ts the nation and the civilize[d] world. Born in this state, educated in its [s]chools, entering upon professional life here, going upon the roll of Ohio volunteer soldier[s], filling a large place in congress as the representative of one of its districts, holding its h[i]ghest executive office [f]or two terms, and passing thence to the chief magistracy of the nation; in every relation noble, of the most kin[d]ly spirit and complete devotion, he has filled our hearts with a love to which no memorial can give adequate expression.
     It is a striking testimony to the nobleness and gentleness of his character that th[e] conflicts of public life left no sting, and he was struck down by the hand of an assassin solely because he was the appointed of the people, the most conspicuous representative of government. Added to our s[e]n[se] of personal loss is [o]ur sympathy wi[t]h th[e] nation, which now prays [sic] a sorrowful penalt[y] for its failure to distinguish between liberty and license. In his life he made domestic and private virtue illustrious, contributed powerfully to the development and honor of the nation, and won a foremost place among the honor[e]d presiden[t]s of [t]h[e] [re]public.
     It will b[e] some compensation for our sor[r]ow if the cause of na[t]ionali[t]y for which he liv[e]d r[e]ceiv[e]s an impetus from his tragic death.



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