John C. McKinley

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John C. McKinley
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26th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
In office
January 9, 1905 – January 11, 1909
Governor Joseph W. Folk
Preceded by Thomas L. Rubey
Succeeded by Jacob F. Gmelich
Member of the Missouri Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1859-11-20)November 20, 1859
Putnam County, Missouri
Died May 1, 1927(1927-05-01) (aged 67)
Putnam County, Missouri
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney

John C. McKinley (November 20, 1859 – May 1, 1927) was a lawyer and Republican politician from the state of Missouri. He was the state's 26th Lieutenant Governor as well as a member of the Missouri Senate.

Personal history[edit]

John C. McKinley was born near Mendota in Putnam County, Missouri to parents Degraphenreed and Elizabeth (Harmon) McKinley, the oldest of nine children. McKinley was a distant relative of two U.S. Presidents, James A. Garfield and William McKinley.[1][2] John C. McKinley was a lawyer by profession when not engaged in politics. He married Affa Grant on May 6, 1888. McKinley died in Punam County, Missouri on May 1, 1927 and is buried in the Unionville, Missouri cemetery.

Political history[edit]

McKinley was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 1902. However he did not serve the full four-year term, having been elected Missouri Lieutenant Governor in 1904. John C. MicKinley was an unsuccessful candidate for several other offices including U.S. Senate in 1908, 1910, and 1922. He was also a candidate for Missouri Governor in the 1912 election, losing to Elliot W. Major.[3]


Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Lewis Rubey
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
Succeeded by
Jacob Friedrich Gmelich