James Garfield

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Career Highlights

In office
March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
Vice PresidentChester A. Arthur
James Abram Garfield

November 19, 1831
Moreland Hills, Ohio

DiedSeptember 19, 1881
Elberon, New Jersey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio’s 19h district
In office
March 4, 1863 – November 8, 1880
Chair of the
House Appropriations Committee
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 4, 1875
Chair of the
House Financial Services Committee
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1871
Chair of the
House Military Affairs Committee
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 4, 1869
Political partyRepublican
EducationHiram College
Williams College


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