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Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) - 1902 - Roosevelt


On September 3, 1902, at 10:15 AM, during a two-week tour through New England campaigning for Republican congressmen, the barouche transporting President Theodore Roosevelt from downtown Pittsfield to the Pittsfield Country Club collides head-on with a trolley. Roosevelt, Massachusetts Governor Winthrop Murray Crane, secretary to the president George Bruce Cortelyou, and bodyguard William Craig are thrown into the street. Craig is killed; he is the first Secret Service agent killed while on a presidential protection detail. Roosevelt, whose face and left shin are badly bruised, nearly comes to blows with the trolley motorman, Euclid Madden. Madden is later charged with manslaughter, to which he pleads guilty and is sentenced to six months in jail and a heavy fine.

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