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A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Would-Be Roosevelt Assassin Ruled Insane

In October 1912 John Schrank who had been stalking presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt shot him in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


On November 22, 1912 Schrank was found to be insane by a board of five physicians in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who wrote that Schrank was “suffering from insane delusions, grandiose in character and of a systematized variety… we are of the opinion he is unable to converse intelligently with counsel on the conduct of his defense.”

John Schrank in custody

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