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Ten fun facts about James A. Garfield

Fact 1
James Abram Garfield was born on November 19, 1831 and died on September 19, 1881.

Fact 2
He completed 9 successive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1863 to 1881 before becoming a president.

Fact 3
Garfield's achievements as President included a debatable reappearance of Presidential power above Senatorial courtesy in executive activities that energized U.S. naval power and purged dishonesty in the Post Office Department.

Fact 4
Garfield made noteworthy diplomatic and judiciary appointments, including a U.S. Supreme Court justice and also appointed numerous African-Americans to notable federal positions.

Fact 5
He completed his higher education at Williams College, Massachusetts and graduated in 1856.

Fact 6
Garfield resisted Confederate secession, was a Major General in the Union Army in the American Civil War, and fought in the wars of Middle Creek, Shiloh and Chickamauga.

Fact 7
He was first selected in the Congress as Representative (1862) of the 19th District of Ohio.

Fact 8
President James Garfield was shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881. Garfield was the second of 4 presidents who were assassinated.

Fact 9
Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days, from March 4, 1881 till his death on September 19, 1881.

Fact 10
President Garfield supported a bi-metal economic system, agricultural knowledge, a knowledgeable electorate and civil rights for African Americans.



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Was the 20th President of the United States of America.

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