20th century political assassinations

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    President McKinley was assassinated in 1901 by a socialist named Leo Czolgost. Czolgost was tried and executed in the Electric Chair barely two months later.
    Teddy Roosevelt was shot by a crazy man who thought he was talking to McKinley's ghost. John Schrank was never tried but died in a mental hospital 29 years later.
    Harry Truman was the target of Puerto Rican left wing assassins.
    JFK was assassinated by a traitor who had defected to Russia. Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in custody.
    Bobby Kennedy was assassinated by a left wing nut case named Siran Siran who is still in custody.
    Jerry Ford was the target of an attempted assassin. Squeeky Fromme was tried and convicted and later paroled.
    Ronald Reagan was shot by an assassin named John Hinkley who was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He spent about 25 years in a mental hospital and is now under conditional release.
     
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    Thanks for that. A sad, but interesting bit of history.
     

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