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Source: Everybody’s Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “The President’s Body-Guard”
Author(s): Shepherd, William G.
Date of publication: February 1920
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 2
Pagination: 35-38 (excerpt below includes only page 36)

Shepherd, William G. “The President’s Body-Guard.” Everybody’s Magazine Feb. 1920 v42n2: pp. 35-38.
Secret Service; William McKinley (protection).
Named persons
Richard Jervis; William McKinley; William H. Moran; Joseph E. Murphy; James Sloan, Jr.


The President’s Body-Guard [excerpt]

OF MORAN’S present staff Murphy, “Dick” Jervis and James Sloan, now chief of the St. Louis district, are the only men who served under the past three Presidents. In the McKinley days there was no regular presidential body-guard; if there had been, McKinley would never have been shot. No man with a bandaged hand like that of McKinley’s assassin would have got by these trained Secret Service men.



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