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World Leaders Who Dropped Out of School

November 29th, 2011 Go to comments

1.William McKinley (1843 – 1901)

William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States and a veteran of the American Civil War, was best known as an aggressive competitor in fierce election campaigns and for defeating Spain in 100 days in the Spanish–American War. McKinley’s educational background was less successful, however: he dropped out of Allegheny College, PA due to illness, and owing to financial constraints he never returned. Following the Civil War, he studied law, and in 1967 was admitted to the bar, embarking on a career that would ultimately propel him to the presidency. Unfortunately for McKinley it also inadvertently led to his death from an assassin’s bullet in 1901. read more

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