Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln, felt cursed. One of his brothers, Edward, died as a boy in Springfield, Illinois long before their father became president. 1,770 more words

James A. Garfield

What you may not know about the U.S. Secret Service

Most people know that the Secret Service protects the President of the United States and other politicians.

But the original purpose of the Secret Service was the suppression of… 459 more words


William McKinley at Home, Canton, Ohio (1896)

For today’s Independence Day post, I’m talking about the first known film footage of an American President, although this was taken shortly after his nomination as the candidate for the Republican Party. 204 more words


My bridge of sighs

Like those gullible folks who used to get duped by con men selling them the Brooklyn Bridge, I was once taken in by something connected to the Golden Gate Bridge. 2,173 more words

PBS' “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History”

As someone who currently is investigating certain aspects of Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency,[1] I was happy to learn that this Fall PBS  will be broadcasting noted documentarian… 133 more words


Assassination of U.S. President William McKinley and Swearing-in of Theodore Roosevelt as President

As previously noted, William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt were inaugurated as U.S. President and Vice President on March 4, 1901.

Only six months later, on September 6, 1901, … 446 more words