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James A. Garfield
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Speech in the House of Representatives, June, 1874, in The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield (1881) by E. E. Brown, p. 437
James A. Garfield
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In a letter to Burke Aaron Hinsdale (1 January 1867); quoted in The Life of Gen. James A. Garfield (1880) by Jonas Mills Bundy, p. 77
James A. Garfield
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Letter to Professor Demmon (16 December 1871), in The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield (1881) by E. E. Brown, p. 424
James A. Garfield
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To H. Austin (4 February 1874) as quoted in Garfield (1978) by Allen Peskin, Ch. 17


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Born: November 19, 1831

Died: September 19, 1881 (aged 49)

Nationality: American

Occupation: President

Bio: James Abram Garfield served as the 20th President of the United States, after completing nine consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Garfield's accomplishments as President included a controversial resurgence of Presidential authority above Senatorial courtesy in executive appointments; energizing U.S. naval power; and purging corruption in the Post Office Department.

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