Garfield, James Abram

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Full name
James Abram Garfield
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
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Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Education
Other
Other Education
Williams College, MA
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Political Parties
Republican
Government
President
US Senate
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
Union Army

James Abram Garfield (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
GARFIELD, James Abram, a Representative from Ohio and 20th President of the United States; born in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 19, 1831; attended district school; driver and helmsman on the Ohio Canal; entered Geauga Seminary, Chester, Ohio, in March 1849; attended the Eclectic Institute, Hiram, Ohio, 1851-1854; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1858; teacher; professor of ancient languages and literature in Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio; president of Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, 1857-1861; member of the Ohio state senate 1859; lawyer, private practice; Union Army, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses; chair, Committee on Military Affairs (Fortieth Congress); chair, Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-First Congress); chair, Committee on Appropriations (Forty-Second and Forty-Third Congresses); member of the Electoral Commission created by act of Congress approved January 29, 1877, to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876; elected to the United States Senate on January 13, 1880, for the term beginning March 4, 1881, but declined to accept having been elected President of the United States on November 4, 1880; elected the twentieth President of the United States in 1880 and served from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, in Elberon, N.J., from the effects of an assassin’s attack on July 2, 1881, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
“Garfield, James Abram,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=g000063.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Clark, James C. The Murder of James A. Garfield: The President’s Last Days and the Trial and Execution of his Assassin. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1993. view record
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