20th president of the United States in 1881
James Abram Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his death six months later. A lawyer and Civil War general, he served nine terms in the House of Representatives, the only sitting member of the House to be elected president. Before his candidacy for the White House, he had been elected to the Senate by the Ohio General Assembly, a position he declined when he became president-elect.Read more on
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