Birth: November 19, 1831
Death: September 19, 1881
Term of Office: March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881
Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term; Was shot on July 1, 1881 by Charles Guiteau and later died in office from this wound.
First Lady: Lucretia Rudolph
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