About President James A. Garfield

1931 Dedication
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20TH President of the United States of America
Term: March 4, 1881 to September 19, 1881
(Republican Party)

Born:  November 19, 1831, Orange Twp., (now the Village of Moreland Hills), Ohio.
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Education:  Attended Geauga Academy and Western Reserve Eclectic Institute; 1856 graduate of Williams College.

Military:  Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  Later he was promoted to brigadier general.

Assassinated: July 2, 1881 shot twice in the back by the insane Charles Julius Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington Terminal

Died: September 19, 1881 Elberton, New Jersey, September 19, 1881.

Entombed: 1890 Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.

ParentsAbram GarfieldEliza Ballou Garfield

SiblingsMehetabel (1821-1909), Thomas (1822-1910), Mary (1824-1884), James Ballou (1826-1829)

SpouseLucretia Rudolph m. 1858 Hiram, Ohio

Children: Eliza Arabella (1860-1863), Harry Augustus (1863-1942), James Rudolph (1865-1950), Mary (Mollie) (1867-1947, Irvin McDowell (1870-1951), Abram (1872-1958),
Edward (1874-1876)

JAG Resources

The Garfield Trail of Ohio

JAG Important Dates in His Life

The James A. Garfield Collection at Hiram College

Lawnfield, Garfield’s home Mentor, Ohio

Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery

Ohio Presidential Trails Tour

The White House on Garfield