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James Garfield


Picture of James Garfield
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1880 Republican President 80348 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 19, 1831 in Orange, Ohio
Married: Lucretia Rudolph Garfield
Military Service: ARMY (Civil War)
Died (in office): September 19, 1881, in Elberon, New Jersey

1857-1861: President of Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
1859: Senator, Ohio State Legislature
1863-1881: Member, United States House of Representatives [Ohio]
1880: Member, United States Senate [Ohio]
1881: President of the United States

  • A statue of Garfield (donated by Ohio) sits in the National Statuary Hall Collection.
  • US Currency: James A. Garfield appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2011.
  • PLACENAME: California is home to 16 schools named for President Garfield; thirteen Elementary Schools (in Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Carmichael, Clovis, Eureka, Long Beach, Menlo Park, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Leandro, Santa Ana, and Selma), two High Schools (in Los Angeles and San Diego) and one Adult Education Center in Los Angeles.