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James Abram  Garfield
Twentieth U.S. President

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March 4, 1881 - September 18, 1881*

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Chester A. Arthur

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Lucretia Garfield

starbar.gif (1814 bytes) BORN:  November 19, 1831
     Orange, Ohio
CHILDREN:  5 Sons,  2 Daughters
MILITARY SERVICE:  Brigadier General, Civil War
PROFESSION:  Minister, Teacher
POLITICAL PARTY:  Republican
HOME STATE:  Ohio
POLITICAL OFFICES:  U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator
DIED:  September 19, 1881  (Age - 49)       

*Assasinated while in office

LAST WORDS:  "My work is done."
BURIED:  Cleveland, Ohio
James Garfield "is exceptionally clean for a man who has been engaged for twenty years in politics."  A Milwaukee, Wisconsin Newspaper

"Fellow-citizens:  God reigns, and the Government at Washington still lives."  James Garfield in 1865 to an angry New York mob that had just heard news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

 

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Chester A. Arthur

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