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McKINLEY, William, legislator, born in Miles, Trumbull County, Ohio, 29 January, 1844. He was educated at Poland (Ohio) academy, enlisted in the 23d Ohio volunteers in May, 1861, and rose to be captain and brevet-major. At the close of the war he began the study of law, was admitted to the bar in 1867, and settled at Canton, Ohio, where he has since resided. From 1869 till 1871 he was prosecuting attorney of Stark county, and since October, 1877, he has been in congress. In June, 1888, being a delegate to the Republican national convention at Chicago, Ilk, he was made chairman of the platform committee, and is credited with having made the draft of the resolutions that were adopted. In congress he is an earnest advocate of a protective tariff.
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