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20 - James A. Garfield

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: November 19, 1831

Birthplace: Log cabin in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Father: Abram Garfield (1799-1833)

Mother: Eliza Ballou (1801-1888)

Height at Prime: 6 feet tall

Physical Description: Muscular, large head, blue eyes, light brown hair, aquiline nose, bearded

Religion: Disciples of Christ

Wife: Lucretia Rudolph (April 19, 1832 – March 14, 1918)

Marriage Date: November 11, 1858

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s parents, Hiram, Ohio

Children:

-- Eliza Arabella Garfield (July 3, 1860 – December 3, 1863)

-- Harry Augustus Garfield (October 11, 1863 – December 12, 1942)

-- James Rudolph Garfield (October 17, 1865 – March 24, 1950)

-- Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown (January 16, 1867 – December 30, 1947)

-- Irvin McDowell Garfield (August 3, 1870 – July 18, 1951)

-- Abram Garfield (November 21, 1872 – October 16, 1958)

-- Edward Garfield (December 26, 1874 – October 25, 1876)

Death Date: September 19, 1881

Place of Death: Elberon, New Jersey

Cause of Death: Infection that resulted from the gunshot wound caused by an assassin’s bullet to the back

Final Words: “Oh Swaim, there is a pain here. Oh, Swaim!”

Place of Burial: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

Professional Statistics:

Ohio State Senator (1859-1861)

Lieutenant Colonel to Major General in Civil War (1861-1863)

U.S. Representative (1863-1880)

20th President of the United States (1881)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Chester A. Arthur (1881)

Events During Presidency:

Star Route Scandal (1881)


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