James Garfield

Presidential Number: 20th
Years he was President: 1881
State Represented: Ohio
Party Affiliation: Republican
Fact(s): Died in office.

Birthday: November 19, 1831
How old would he be this year? 172
School(s) attended: Williams College
Wife: Lucretia Garfield
Occupation(s) before he was President: Teacher, preacher
Other way(s) he served: Congressman and Senator
Height: 6 feet
Hobbies or Sports: Billiards

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Train, horse
How would he have communicated with his friends? Telephone, letter
U.S. Population when term began: 50,155,783
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 38
James Garfield

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