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This is the tomb of William McKinley. Born in 1843 in Niles, Ohio, William McKinley volunteered for the Civil War in 1861. He slowly rose in the war, rising to be a captain and on the staff of General George Crook. The last Civil War veteran to be president, McKinley soon entered politics, working for […]
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This is the grave of Thurlow Weed. Thurlow Weed was a political kingmaker of the Whig Party. Born in 1797 in New York, Weed became involved in politics at a young age, first supporting DeWitt Clinton and then John Quincy Adams. He was elected to the New York state assembly in 1824, becoming a leader […]
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This is the grave of Noah Webster. Born in 1758 in West Hartford, Connecticut, Webster came from a middling upbringing but one that sought better, as his father mortgaged his farm to send the boy to Yale. This was during the American Revolution, which Webster strongly supported, serving in the Connecticut militia although evidently never […]
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This is the grave of Archibald MacLeish. Born in Illinois, MacLeish grew up rich, went to Harvard, served in World War I, and went to law school. But his career took a sharp left turn in the 1920s, when he decided to commit himself to a literary life and became part of the American expatriate […]
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