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United States Government Information: Presidential Resources

This guide provides access to a selection of resources for current and historical public policy and consumer information issued by U.S. government agencies and private publishers. The University of Iowa is a Federal Depository Library.

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President of the Month



The President of the Month for Jan. 2022 is the 25th President of the United States, William McKinley (b. Jan. 29,1843-d. Sept. 14, 1901) He served from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. During his term the U.S. was engaged in the Spanish American War, tariffs were raised to protect business interests, and he worked to maintain the gold standard for currency.  After serving as a soldier in the Civil War, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and in 1892 became the governor of Ohio.  In 1900, we was re-elected to the Presidency for a second term, which was cut short when he was shot by Leon Czolgosz on Sept. 6, 1901.  McKinley died 8 days later at the age of 58 and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office.


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