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Twentieth President of the United States

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James Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States

James Garfield, Twentieth President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for James Garfield. For more in depth information, you can also read the James Garfield Biography

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 2, 1881 by Charles Guiteau and later died in office from this wound.

First Lady: Lucretia Rudolph

James Garfield Quote: "I love agitation and investigation and glory in defending unpopular truth against popular error."
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