William McKinley 25th President of the United States. William McKinley was born on January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio, a town of about 300 people. He was the 7th child born to William and Nancy Alison McKinley His family moved to Poland, Ohio when he was nine years old so that the children could go to a private school called the Poland Academy. In school William liked to read, debate, and he was the president of the school’s first debate club. When he was 16 he went to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, for a while before he got sick and had to return home .he did not go back to Meadville, because the family had no money.
John Calvin Coolidge, soon to be the 30th president of the United States, was born on Independence Day, 1872 in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. His father, who was also named John Calvin Coolidge Sr. was a hard working farmer, storekeeper, and businessman. Coolidge Sr. cared for his son after his wife died of tuberculosis when Calvin was just twelve. Abigail Grace Coolidge, Calvin's younger sister died when she was just fifteen, a few years after their mother had died. After Coolidge graduated Black River Academy, he went on to study law at Amherst College, Massachusetts, then passing his bar exam in 1897, which is an exam students must take before they can become attorneys.
He later quit school, returning only during the fall to play football (Skei 3). He attended school until eleventh grade because he was denied graduation (Inge 6). His family was well known for banking and the railroad. His father soon became the secretary and business manager of the University of Oxford (Kawin 1). Attended the University of Mississippi studying William Shakespeare(Skei 4).
Their names were Anna, Elliot, and Corinne and they all had nicknames just like Teddy Roosevelt. In 1865 he watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession from his grandfather’s house. He attended Harvard College and graduated in 1880. His father died of stomach cancer before Teddy Roosevelt could graduate from college. He then went onto attending Columbia Law School, but quit in two years without getting a degree.
Ronald Reagan was born February 6, 1911 in Tampico Illinois. His mother and father were Nelle Wilson and John Edward. Reagan graduated high school in 1928 and attended Eureka College, which he majored in economics. Reagan went on to become a Hollywood actor and starred in over 50 movies. During World War II, he entered the Army as a second lieutenant, but was disqualified from combat due to poor eye sight.
Sam Walton was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma March 29, 1918. Growing up in the Great Depression, the Walton family moved around several times before landing in Columbia, Missouri. Sam Walton graduated in 1936 from David H. Hickman High School where he was voted “most versatile boy”. Sam Walton then went on to attend the University of Missouri. Walton’s family was too poor to pay for his education so Walton worked various jobs including waiting tables for food, to pay for his education.
How Kurt Vonneguts Life Efected his Work Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. was born in Indianapolis in 1922. His father was an architect, his mother a noted beauty. Both spoke German, but wouldn’t teach Kurt the language because of all the anti-German sentiment following the first World War. While in high school, Vonnegut edited the school's daily newspaper. He attended Cornell for a little over two years and wrote for the Cornell Daily Sun.
Our 33rd President, Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, the first child of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen Truman. The family, which soon included another boy Vivian, and a young lady, Mary Jane moved a few times throughout Truman's early stages, in 1887, to a farm close to Grandview, Missouri then, in 1890, to Independence, Missouri and at long last, in 1902, to Kansas City. Harry was intrigued by music and reading, at one point he considered becoming a pianist. Harry moved on from high school in 1901. After leaving school he was not able to enroll into college reason being his family couldn't manage the cost of it, rather he had various employments, first as a timekeeper for a railroad development organization, then as a representative in two Kansas City banks.
Marx only stayed at the University of Bonn for two semesters. Karl then went on to attend the University of Berlin where he grew more distant from his father (Payne 52). Marx’s father died on May 10, 1838 at the age of fifty-six. Marx didn’t attend his father’s funeral, because the trip was too far, and he was to busy (Payne 55). Marx spent a total of five years at the University of Berlin.
In 1965 Ford ran for the state senate majority leader and won by a margin of 305 votes, and in his only term, Ford introduced twenty-two pieces of legislation that went on to become laws (Fampeople). Two years after his election to the state senate, he was elected Lt. Governor and became the state’s 49th governor in 1971. In 1974 Ford was elected to the U.S. senate and would be re-elected three times after that. Also as a senator, Ford was either the chairman or co-chairman of the inauguration committee from Reagan’s second term through both of Clinton’s terms (Wendell ).