10. First in an automobile
McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile while in office. After he was shot, he was transported to the hospital in an electric ambulance.
9. McKinley showed compassion for his assassin
After Leon Frank Czolgosz shot McKinley, the crowd subdued him and began to beat him severely. The wounded McKinley shouted “Boys! Don’t let them hurt him!”
8. Telephone campaign
McKinley was the first president to use a telephone to campaign.
7. Presidential war buddies
During the Civil War, McKinley’s commanding officer was Rutherford B. Hayes, who also became President of the United States. Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About William McKinley”