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Would-Be Roosevelt Assassin Ruled Insane

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

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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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