He was born on the 19 th November 1831in Ohio and died on the 19 th
Garfield was the first president that who campaigned in two languages- English and German
His first lady was Lucretia Rudolph
Garfield was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1859 as a Republican.
During the secession crisis, he advocated coercing the seceding
states back into the Union
Writings: Diary, 1848-1874 (2 vols., 1967), ed. by H. J. Brown and F. D. Williams
Buried: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
A Life in Brief: James A. Garfield is remembered as one of the four "lost Presidents“
who served uneventfully after the Civil War.
Of the four lost Presidents -- Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, and Harrison Garfield is best
remembered for his dramatic assassination a mere 100 days after he assumed office
James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield Religion: Disciples of Christ Education : Attended Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (now Hiram College); Graduated from Williams College (1856) Occupation: Teacher, public official Political Party : Republican James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States may have been shot by a would-be assassin, but he was actually killed by his great team of doctors
Roosevelt negotiated for the U.S. to take control of the Panama Canal and its construction in 1904; he felt the Canal's completion was his most important and historically significant international achievement.