20. James A. Garfield

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“The Preacher”

  • Full Name: James Abram Garfield
  • Years in Office: 1881
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nicknames: “The Preacher,” “The Teacher President,” “Martyr President”
  • Age at Inauguration: 49
  • Vice President: Chester A. Arthur
  • Ancestry: English, French
  • Father: Abram Garfield (1799–1833); Farmer
  • Mother: Eliza Ballou Garfield (1801–1888)
  • Wife: Lucretia Rudolph (April 19, 1832 – March 14, 1918)
  • Marriage: November 11, 1858 in Hiram, Ohio
  • Children: Eliza Arabella (1860–1863); Harry Augustus (1863–1942); James Rudolph (1865–1950); Mary (1867–1947); Irvin McDowell (1870–1951); Abram (1872–1958); Edward (1874–1876)
  • Home: Lawnfield – Mentor, Ohio
  • Education: Geauga Academy and Western Reserve Eclectic Institute; B.A. from Williams College (1856)
  • Religious Affiliation: Disciples of Christ
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Professor of Latin and Greek at Hiram Institute, Ohio (1856–1857)
    • President of Hiram Institute (1857–1861)
    • Member of Ohio Legislature (1859–1861)
    • Officer in Civil War (1861–1863)
    • Major General in Civil War (1863)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1863–1880)
    • Member of the U.S. Senate (1880)
    • President (1881)
  • Writings: Diary

 

Garfield’s Home

Lawnfield – Mentor, Ohio

 

Garfield’s Tomb

 

Campaign Poster

Jag, Farmer Garfield - Cutting a Swath to the White House, lithograph by Currier & Ives, c.1880

 

Farmer Garfield: Cutting a Swath to the White House, lithograph published by Currier & Ives, c. 1880

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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