Publication information

Buffalo Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Senator Platt on M’Kinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 134
Pagination: 8

“Senator Platt on M’Kinley.” Buffalo Evening News 16 Sept. 1901 v42n134: p. 8.
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Thomas Collier Platt (public statements); William McKinley (death: personal response).
Named persons
William McKinley; Thomas Collier Platt.

Senator Platt on M’Kinley


Says the Country Has Sustained a Distinct and Overwhelming Loss.

     BROOKLYN, Sept. 16.—“In President McKinley’s death the country has sustained a distinct and overwhelming loss,” said Senator Platt, “and those who have been associated with him in his administration, both in the advisory and in the legislative capacity, feel a most poignant sorrow. During the past four years and a half I have become greatly impressed by his admirable personality and my respect and regard for him as a President and as a man were becoming more intense with the passage of time and the occurrence of opportunities for contact with him. His national spirit was patriotic and tolerant in the extreme. He has created a place in the affections of the people seldom acquired by Presidents or Kings and his untimely demise leaves us all crushed under a burden of grief and sorrow.
     “Congress must at an early date deal with the problem of prevention of such atrocious crimes in the future and, in the event of their occurrence, of adequate punishment of the criminals.”