James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield

“A brave man is one who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.”
James A. Garfield

Twentieth president of the United States, James A. Garfield, was a Republican. He only served as a president for six months. He was wounded by an assassin and lived for ten more weeks after the shooting before he dies on September 19th, 1881 in New Jersey.
Before being elected president, he served in Congress for seventeen years.
He was very talented as a public speaker and enjoyed reading and hunting very much.
Unfortunately Wounded president was taken where surgeons removed bullets from his body. A metal detector, a recent invention by Alexander Graham Bell was used to locate the bullets in his body. But one bullet remained undetected and infection caused by that bullet continued to spread and Garfield never recovered.
During his short service, Garfield showed as an independent and powerful president.

S.D

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