James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: President

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: 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

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James A. Garfield

“I am a poor hater.”

- James A. Garfield

Source/Notes: Diary (26 April 1876) as quoted in Garfield (1978) by Allen Peskin, Ch. 13

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