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Leon Czolgosz

Leon CzolgoszAKA Leon Frank Czolgosz

Born: 1873
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 29-Oct-1901
Location of death: Auburn, NY [1]
Cause of death: Execution [2]
Remains: Buried, Soule Cemetery, Sennett, NY (coffin filled with sulfuric acid)

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Assassin, Anarchist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: President McKinley's assassin

On 6 September 1901, while shaking hands at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY, President William McKinley is shot twice in the abdomen by lone gunman and anarchist Leon Czolgosz.


[1] Auburn Prison, Auburn, NY.

[2] At 7:12 am, Leon Czolgosz is electrocuted at Auburn prison in New York. Three jolts are given, at 1700 volts each. Later that day, sulfuric acid is poured into Czolgosz' coffin.

Father: Paul Czolgosz
Mother: (d. when Leon was 12)

    Nervous Breakdown 1898
    Murder Buffalo, NY (6-Sep-1901)
    Autopsy
    Polish Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

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