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Assassinated 25th President of the United States WILLIAM McKINLEY SCARCE partly printed, fully handwritten Life Insurance "Medical Examiner" questionnaire dated July 30, 1896.  Nearly 150 WORDS ENTIRELY IN McKINLEY'S HAND, and boldly signed twice as "Wm McKinley" and "William McKinley" extra bold signatures by the martyred President. 


A one-of-a-kind and incredible find, as well as ONE OF McKINLEY's LAST - and possibly THE LAST life insurance policy of the martyred President.


Filled out as an application for Life Insurance (of which the application on the verso states he qualified for $50,000 of life insurance) McKinley applied for life insurance only a little more than A MONTH AFTER HE SECURED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT. The equivalent policy adjusted for inflation would be worth just under $1.5 million dollars.


The revealing questionnaire had the 53-year old, 5' 8" 190 lb. McKinley answering "no" to most of the questions about disease, and gives a detailed description of the mortality of family members, some of whom died of typhoid fever and "within 2 hours of each other". Re-elected as President on March 4, 1901, McKinley was mortally wounded by an assassin on September 5th of that year and died just 8 days later.


UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC by Signaturist-Ink expert examination to pass any reputable third-party review (PSA/DNA, JSA, REAL). Simply one of the finest investment-quality, authentically-signed McKinley items currently available on the market! Includes COA from highly respected University Archives / John Reznikoff, the highly respected documents and manuscript dealer.


NOTE:  All SIGNATURIST-INK displays feature archivally mounted documents. This acid-free museum-grade mounting tape releases safely with simply a drop of water.


WILLIAM McKINLEY, Jr. (1843 – 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals. McKinley was also the last American president to have served in the Civil War.


GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest McKinley documents available on the market!


Folds and condition consistent with age, use and wear, as shown. Irregular edges and some paper loss and margins (behind mat). Overall toned with light creasing. Small intact tear to middle fold, and a small 1mm hole near center of page.


A one-in-a-lifetime remarkable investment-grade acquisition. An incredible and impressive addition to the den or office of the Presidential buff, Insurance Executive, autograph collector or museum. An exceptional investment opportunity, and a truly rare and remarkable find.  


 Sold as is, as shown.

WILLIAM McKINLEY * Life Insurance Policy President Nominee * 2x SIGNED AUTOGRAPH

  • Strikingly framed and archivally matted in the SIGNATURIST-INK Gallery style to custom-made, ornate 13.5” x 22.75” antique gold frame.  Gorgeous PH-neutral midnight suede mat with museum-style descriptive plaque and featuring handsome antique gelatin portrait of McKinley.

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