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James Abram Garfield Fact Sheet

James A. Garfield

The 20th President of the United States

Name: James Abram Garfield

Number of terms he served: One year

Year he took office: 1881

Birth Date: November 19th, 1831

Age when he took office: 50

State of Birth: Orange, Ohio

Vice President: Chester A. Arthur

What Party was he from: Republican

What was his major contribution while in office:

Garfield was trying to prove to the people that he deserved to be president and he did. In his first week as president his newly appointed postmaster general found criminal actions going on in the post office and instead of covering this up Garfield investigated the matter and solved it.

What did he do after he left office:

Many people didn’t think much of Garfield when he first was elected and it even got to the point where someone shot him. Fortunately he still lived, ten weeks later though he died as an effect of the poor medical knowledge of the age.

Did he have a nickname:

Yes, Preacher President

Was he married:

Yes, Lucretia Rudolph

Did he have children:

Yes, seven

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