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  • ID: I40234
  • Name: James Abram GARFIELD
  • RELA: 6th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 NOV 1831 in Orange, Cuyahoga Co., OH
  • Event: Military service BET 1861 AND 1863 Maj. Gen., 20th Brig., 6th Div., U.S. Army, Civil War
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1863 AND 3 MAR 1881
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1881 AND 19 SEP 1881 20th President of the United States
  • Death: of assasinated 19 SEP 1881 in Elberon, Monmouth Co., NJ
  • Event: Pic President James Garfield
  • Event: Sound
  • Title: President
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  • Note:
    GARFIELD, James Abram, a Representative from Ohio and 20th President of the United States; born in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, November 19, 1831; attended district school; driver and helmsman on the Ohio Canal; entered Geauga Seminary, Chester, Ohio, in March 1849; attended the Eclectic Institute, Hiram, Ohio, 1851-1854; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., 1858; teacher; professor of ancient languages and literature in Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio; president of Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, 1857-1861; member of the Ohio state senate 1859; lawyer, private practice; Union Army, Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1863; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses; chair, Committee on Military Affairs (Fortieth Congress); chair, Committee on Banking and Currency (Forty-First Congress); chair, Committee on Appropriations (Forty-Second and Forty-Third Congresses); member of the Electoral Commission created by act of Congress approved January 29, 1877, to decide the contests in various States in the presidential election of 1876; elected to the United States Senate on January 13, 1880, for the term beginning March 4, 1881, but declined to accept having been elected President of the United States on November 4, 1880; elected the twentieth President of the United States in 1880 and served from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, in Elberon, N.J., from the effects of an assassin's attack on July 2, 1881, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Abram GARFIELD b: 28 DEC 1799 in Worcester, Otsego Co., NY
    Mother: Elizabeth BALLOU b: 21 SEP 1801 in Richmond, Cheshire Co., NH

    Marriage 1 Lucretia RUDOLPH b: 19 APR 1832 in Garrettsville, Portage Co., OH
    • Married: 11 NOV 1853 in Hiram, Portage Co., OH
    1. Has No Children Eliza Arabella GARFIELD b: 3 JUL 1860
    2. Has Children Harry Augustus GARFIELD b: 11 OCT 1863
    3. Has Children James Rudolph GARFIELD b: 17 OCT 1865 in Hiram, Portage Co., OH
    4. Has Children Mary GARFIELD b: 16 JAN 1867
    5. Has Children Irvin McDowell GARFIELD b: 3 AUG 1870
    6. Has Children Abram GARFIELD b: 21 NOV 1872
    7. Has No Children Edward GARFIELD b: 25 DEC 1874
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