President Garfield served as President from March 4th – September 19, 1881. He was shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a lawyer with a history of mental illness. Guiteau, shot the President because he was not awarded with a consulship in Paris. The location was at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station now the National Gallery of Arts building.
He died in Elberon, New Jersey 2 months later from an infection. On June 2, 1882 Guiteau was executed by hanging. President Garfield is buried at 12316 Euclid Avenue in Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Wife Lucretia Garfield
7 Children (2 of their first and last, died in early childhood.)
Eliza Arabella “Trot” Garfield (1860–1863)
Edward Garfield (1874–1876).
Harry Augustus Garfield (1863–1942) – lawyer, educator, public official.
James Rudolph Garfield (1865–1950) – lawyer, public official.
Mary “Mollie” Garfield Stanley-Brown (1867–1947). Educated at private schools in Cleveland and Connecticut, she in 1888 married Joseph Stanley Brown, presidential secretary during Garfield’s term, later an investment banker.
Irvin McDowell Garfield (1870–1951) – lawyer. He followed his older brothers to Williams College and Columbia Law School. He settled in Boston, where he prospered as partner in the firm of Warren & Garfield and served on the boards of directors of several corporations.
Abram Garfield (1872–1958) – architect. A graduate of Williams College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he settled in Cleveland, where he worked as an architect from offices in the James A. Garfield Building.