- NAME: James Garfield
- OCCUPATION: General, U.S. President, U.S. Representative
- BIRTH DATE: November 19, 1831
- DEATH DATE: September 19, 1881
- EDUCATION: Williams College, Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (Hiram College)
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Orange Township, Ohio
- PLACE OF DEATH: Elberon, New Jersey
- Full Name: James Abram Garfield
- AKA: James Garfield
- AKA: James A. Garfield
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James Garfield is best known as the 20th president of the United States. He was assassinated after only a few months in office.
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Garfield also pledged to commit himself to the cause of civil rights. He recommended a universal education system funded by the federal government, in part to empower African Americans. He also appointed several former slaves, including Frederick Douglass, to prominent government positions.
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