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James A. Garfield
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Letter to B. A. Hinsdale, (21 April 1880), in The Nation's Hero — In Memoriam : The Life of James Abram Garfield (1881) by J. M. Bundy, p. 216
James A. Garfield
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Diary (26 April 1876) as quoted in Garfield (1978) by Allen Peskin, Ch. 13
James A. Garfield
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Maxims of James Abram Garfield: General, Patriotic, Political (1880 edition)


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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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