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I’m guessing he was behind the grassy knoll, too: “Robert Lincoln, the President’s son, was in the White House when his father was shot. On July 2, 1881, Robert was with President James A. Garfield at Washington’s Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station when the President was shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau. In his own words, Robert reached the stricken Garfield within 15 seconds of the shooting. Finally, on September 6, 1901, when President William McKinley was shot by Leon F. Czolgosz at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, Robert was on a train just arriving in Buffalo.”

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