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First Ladies: Ida McKinley

Washington, DC
Monday, June 10, 2013

On C-SPAN's "First Ladies: Influence & Image," the life and times of Ida McKinley, wife of the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley.

A familiar figure throughout McKinley's 1896 presidential campaign, Ida McKinley appeared regularly at Front Porch Campaign rallies at the family home in Canton, Ohio. While in the White House, she suffered from epilepsy, though the illness did not prevent her from traveling to the West Coast to represent the White House as First Lady. And in September 1901, she became the third First Lady in American history to become a widow when an anarchist shot and killed William McKinley as he attended the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.

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Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 3:21pm (ET)

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