President Garfield Profile

Dec 11, 1995


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C-SPAN | Washington Journal James A. Garfield National Historic Site

In the second of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of James Abram Garfield, the 20th president who served from March to July 1881, was profiled. Historians, scholars and descendants discussed the public .. Read More
In the second of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of James Abram Garfield, the 20th president who served from March to July 1881, was profiled. Historians, scholars and descendants discussed the public and private lives of President Garfield. Viewers also participated in the discussion by telephone. President Garfield was a compromise candidate for the Republicans in 1880. He was shot on July 2, 1881, by Charles Guiteau, a disaffected office-seeker, and died a few months later. His home, which he lived in for five years before becoming President, contains a memorial library created by his wife after his death. James R. Garfield, II, is President Garfield’s great-grandson.

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  • Anbinder, Tyler
  • Garfield, James R. II
  • Miller, Suzanne
  • Lamb, Brian