|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from
microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/24/1901.
Order of Succession
Should President McKinley die, the Vice President would succeed to his
place immediately. If a change in the Presidency should occur while
Congress is not in session, or if it would not meet within 20 days, it
shall be the duty of the new President to convene Congress in extraordinary
session, giving 20 days notice of the time of meeting.
The new law does not provide succession to the Vice Presidency.
In the event Roosevelt should become President, there would be no Vice
President. The Senate would select a new presiding office, who would
act as such and be known as such, without possessing any other powers and
without placing him in the line of succession to the Presidency.
The next in that line after the Vice President is the Secretary of State,
the Secretary of the Treasury, War, Attorney General, Postmaster General,
Secretary of the Navy, and Secretary of the Interior. - Post, Sept. 8,
NOTE: President McKinley died September 14, 1901, eight days after
being shot by a deranged anarchist at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition
in Buffalo, New York. - NKS