America's First Ladies: Ida McKinley: Wife of President William McKinley, she was known for having keen and accurate political observations, particularly in assessing the motives of those ambitious for appointments Williams Mckinley, First Ladies, Politics Observation, Accurate Politics, Wives, Ida Saxton, Presidents Williams, First Lady, Ida Mckinley
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Ida McKinley. The family still has the wing shaped diamond tiara shown in this photo (you can see a wing just below the base of the feather on the right side of her head). The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum has borrowed it for special events in the past.
Ida Saxton McKinley: Wife of the 25th President of the United States William McKinley, who held office from 1897 to 1901. After the deaths of both of her infant daughters, she developed epilepsy and was very dependant on her husband. Breaking with tradition, President McKinley insisted his wife be seated next to him at state dinners, as opposed to the opposite end of the table.
First Ladies Through The Years - President William McKinley and First Lady Ida McKinley looking somber.