America Votes
Presidential Campaign Memorabilia from the Duke University Special Collections Library

William McKinley - 1896

William McKinley, Republican, was the first president to receive a popular majority since 1872. He was reelected in 1900 and served until his assassination in 1901. Republican James B. Duke so favored McKinley that a statue of him was placed on the grounds of the Duke estate in Somerville, New Jersey. Upon McKinley's death, the American Tobacco Company in Durham was draped in black.

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A project of The Digital Scriptorium, Special Collections Library, Duke University. August 1996