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Online Library of Selected Images
People of the Spanish-American War--
U.S. Government Leaders

This page features the wartime President of the United States, his Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy, and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

If better quality reproductions than these digital images are desired, see "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions."

In all cases, clicking on the small photograph will prompt a larger view of the same image.

Photo #: NH 95093

William McKinley (1843-1901)

President of the United States, 1897-1901.

Photograph taken in 1898 by George G. Rockwood, published in Bohemia, 1904, by the International League of Press Clubs, as the frontispiece.

Courtesy of Larry Franklin, 1983.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 52,729 bytes; 533 x 780 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 54774-KN (Color)

John D. Long (1838-1915)

33rd Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1902

Official portrait, painted in oils by Ulysses Dow Tenney, 1902.

Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC.
Navy Art Accession #: 43-025-A.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 55,671 bytes; 582 x 780 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 148-A

John D. Long (1838-1915)

Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1902

Photograph copied from the contemporary publication The Story of the War of 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 51,683 bytes; 487 x 780 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 148-B

Russell A. Alger (1836-1907)

Secretary of War, 1897-1899

Photograph copied from the contemporary publication The Story of the War of 1898.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 57,227 bytes; 486 x 780 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 46378

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1897-1898

Photographed by B.J. Falk, New York City, circa 1897.
As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Roosevelt played an important role in war preparations. He resigned that post a few weeks after hostilities commenced and actively participated in combat as Lieutenant Colonel of the Army's First Volunteer Cavalry Regiment.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 54,307 bytes; 641 x 730 pixels

 

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22 February 1998