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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—two months after he was shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau. A lawyer and Civil War general, Garfield served nine terms in the United States House of Representatives and is, to date, the only sitting member of the House to be elected president. Before his candidacy for the White House, he had been elected to the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James A. Garfield has received more than 9,587,101 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). James A. Garfield is the 1,162nd most popular politician (down from 1,080th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from United States (down from 341st 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 1,162 out of 15,577Before him are Xianfeng Emperor, Amanullah Khan, Jean Monnet, Baldur von Schirach, Maximilian II of Bavaria, and Roderic. After him are Möngke Khan, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Andronikos III Palaiologos, William II of England, Jens Stoltenberg, and Phryne.

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Among people born in 1831, James A. Garfield ranks 8Before him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Sitting Bull, Helena Blavatsky, John Stith Pemberton, Emperor Kōmei, and Xianfeng Emperor. After him are Cheoljong of Joseon, Leo von Caprivi, Richard Dedekind, Savitribai Phule, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, and Eduard Suess. Among people deceased in 1881, James A. Garfield ranks 7Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Alexander II of Russia, Modest Mussorgsky, Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, and Lewis H. Morgan. After him are Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, Jenny von Westphalen, and Henri Vieuxtemps.

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Among people born in United States, James A. Garfield ranks 354 out of 18,182Before him are Steve Ballmer (1956), Christopher Walken (1943), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Tim Burton (1958), Charlie Parker (1920), and Robert Forster (1941). After him are 50 Cent (1975), Arthur Compton (1892), Jack Lemmon (1925), Henry James (1843), Robert Johnson (1911), and Jefferson Davis (1808).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James A. Garfield ranks 48Before him are Warren G. Harding (1865), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), James Buchanan (1791), Dick Cheney (1941), and William Jennings Bryan (1860). After him are Jefferson Davis (1808), Zachary Taylor (1784), Henry Clay (1777), Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), and Millard Fillmore (1800).