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Why the Secret Service was created?

On the advice of Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch, President Lincoln established a commission to stop this rapidly growing problem that was destroying the nation's economy, and on April 14, 1865, he created the United States Secret Service to carry out the commission's recommendations.

Simply so, when did presidents start getting Secret Service?

Later, following the assassination of William McKinley in 1901, Congress informally requested presidential protection. It was not until 1902 that the Secret Service provided full-time protection for the president of the United States.

Which President signed the bill that formed the Secret Service?

Lincoln

How many Secret Service agents have been killed protecting the president?

A survey of presidential assassinations since 1835, when painter Richard Lawrence failed to kill then-President Andrew Jackson, reveals that only 12 Secret Service agents, police officers, pilots and members of presidential cabinets have been injured or killed while on duty to protect the president.