Leon F. Czolgosz, The Assassin
Sep, 1901
Benjamin Gitlow and James Larkin were arrested, tried and convicted for violating New York's Criminal Anarchy Act. This law was enacted in 1902 in response to the assassination of President William McKinley by a professed anarchist, Leon Frank Czolgosz. Czolgosz shot McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo on September 6, 1901. McKinley died eight days later on September 14, 1901. Czolgosz was tried and convicted of murder and executed by electric chair at Auburn Prison on October 29, 1901. Reproduction of first photograph of Leon F. Czolgosz, the assassin of President William McKinley, in jail. Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-99204.