On this date, October 29, 1901, the assassin of President William McKinley, Leon Czolgosz was executed by the electric chair in Auburn Prison in New York. He was executed on Oct. 29, 53 days after the crime and 47 after the president’s death. I personally wish that the death penalty could be enforced in a swift and sure manner like they did in those years where the crime is guilty beyond any doubt.
Mugshots of Leon Czolgosz from after his arrest for the assassination of US President William McKinley in 1901. Police mug shot of Leon Czolgosz #757.
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