James Garfield

20th US President James Garfield Full Name: James Garfield
Nationality: American

Profession: 20th US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 19th district

Presidential Term: March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881
Preceded By: Rutherford B. Hayes
Succeeded By: Chester A. Arthur

Why Famous: The 20th President of the United States (1881). His presidency lasted just 200 days, from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881.

His accomplishments as President included a controversial resurgence of Presidential authority above Senatorial courtesy in executive appointments; energizing U.S. naval power; and purging corruption in the Post Office Department.

Born: November 19, 1831
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, USA

Died: September 19, 1881 (aged 49)
Cause of Death: Assassination

Married Life

  • 1858-11-11 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

Historical Events in the Life of James Garfield

  • 1880-11-02 James A. Garfield (R) elected 20th US President
  • 1881-03-04 James A. Garfield inaugurated as the 20th President of the United States of America
  • 1881-07-02 US President James Garfield shot by Charles J. Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield died 79 days later

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