William McKinley was President of the United States during the end of the 19th century.
As a Governor, McKinley was the first notable politician to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Senators game, but he did not do so as President.
While running for President, his "Cross of Gold" debates with William Jennings Brian were considered the last true political dialogue until the 2002 election.
- ↑ "McKinley did throw the first pitch at a Senator's game, but only as Governor." from Memorial Day
- ↑ "When was the last time we saw a genuine dialogue?" "McKinley vs. Brian." from The Black Vera Wang