James A. Garfield

1831 - 1881

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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James A. Garfield has received more than 8,767,111 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). James A. Garfield is the 1,081st most popular politician (down from 1,015th in 2019), the 341st most popular biography from United States (down from 295th in 2019) and the 48th most popular American Politician.

James A. Garfield was the 20th president of the United States. He was a Republican and served from March 4, 1881, until his death by assassination on September 19, 1881. He was the second of four presidents to be assassinated.

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Among politicians, James A. Garfield ranks 1,081 out of 15,710Before him are Baldur von Schirach, Isaac II Angelos, Robert I of France, Empress Gi, Pierre Laval, and Chongzhen Emperor. After him are Rama, Christian III of Denmark, Faisal I of Iraq, Psamtik I, Ptolemy III Euergetes, and Polycrates.

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Among people born in 1831, James A. Garfield ranks 6Before him are James Clerk Maxwell, Sitting Bull, Frederick III, German Emperor, Helena Blavatsky, and Xianfeng Emperor. After him are Richard Dedekind, Emperor Kōmei, Leo von Caprivi, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, John Stith Pemberton, and Johann Martin Schleyer. Among people deceased in 1881, James A. Garfield ranks 6Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Modest Mussorgsky, Alexander II of Russia, Billy the Kid, and Benjamin Disraeli. After him are Thomas Carlyle, Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, and Henri Vieuxtemps.

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Among people born in United States, James A. Garfield ranks 341 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Sheen (1940), Pete Conrad (1930), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Stevie Wonder (1950), Andrew Johnson (1808), and David Carradine (1936). After him are Jerry Lewis (1926), Kurt Cobain (1967), Paul Auster (1947), Angelina Jolie (1975), Richard Bach (1936), and Charlie Parker (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James A. Garfield ranks 48Before him are William Howard Taft (1857), James Madison (1751), Zachary Taylor (1784), Grover Cleveland (1837), Calvin Coolidge (1872), and Andrew Johnson (1808). After him are Henry Clay (1777), John Quincy Adams (1767), Jim Mattis (1950), Jefferson Davis (1808), James Buchanan (1791), and Boris Johnson (1964).