Who tried to assassinate Theodore Roosevelt when he ran for president again in 1912?

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Chapter Theodore Roosevelt

John Flammang Schrank, a thirty-six-year-old man, shot Roosevelt outside a hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fortunately, the bullet hit his breast pocket, which contained his metal eyeglass case. While bleeding, Roosevelt still managed to deliver his speech of nearly an hour. He reportedly said: “It takes more than one bullet to kill a Bull Moose.”

Schrank believed that a ghost of William McKinley had appeared to him in his dream and instructed him to kill Roosevelt. He spent the rest of his life in mental hospitals.


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