William McKinley


Who was his lone U.S. Supreme Court appointee?

McKinley appointed Joseph McKenna, his attorney general, to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1898. He served nearly twenty-seven years on the Court before his death. Previously, he had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, McKenna is one of the few leaders to have served in all three branches of the federal government.

T. Dart Walker painted this depiction of the assassination of President McKinley at the hands of anarchist Leon F. Csolgosz.


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