Lincoln, Garfield, then McKinley.
September 14, 1901, President William McKinley died in Buffalo, New York, eight days after having been shot at Buffalo’s Pan American Exposition a sort of World Fair.
Within hours, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt took the oath as president.
Ken Burns explained the events of the day well in his long series of films on the Roosevelts:
Interesting to read the newspapers from an era before television, radio or especially internet.
- Last photos of President McKinley
- “The Presidential Library that Isn’t a Presidential Library”
- Post from 2016, on the 115th anniversary of McKinley’s death
- President McKinley shot at the Pan American Exposition, September 6, 1901