Ida McKinley’s Slippers | Presidential History Blog

Source: Ida McKinley’s Slippers | Presidential History Blog Poor Ida McKinley Ida Saxton McKinley (1848 – 1908) was the pretty, wealthy and privileged daughter of a well-to-do Canton, Ohio businessman/banker.  At twenty-three, she married young attorney William McKinley, formerly a brevet-major in the Civil War. His practice was successful, and the Saxtons were delighted when “The…

Thomas Jefferson: The New President

Though Thomas Jefferson’s loosely jointed charm could not reconcile every Federalist, or solve every problem, when he decided to run for re-election in 1804, his victory was even more smashing than the one of 1800. He won 162 out of 176 electoral votes for himself and his new vice-president, the inveterate New York Federalist-hater, George…