Story of Garfield cover

Story of Garfield

William Gunion Rutherford (1853-1907)

1. The Far West
2. The Pioneers
3. A Fire in the Forest
4. The Four Saplings
5. A Restless Scholar
6. Man-making
7. The Two Brothers
8. House-building
9. Faithful Work
10. The Rope That Saved Him
11. Striking out a New Line
12. Teaching and Learning
13. Finding Friends
14. The First Blow
15. Dark Days for the Union
16. For Flag and Country
17. Winning His Spurs
18. Filling the Gap
19. The Hour and the Man
20. Looking Back

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Summary

A short biography of the 20th U.S. President. Garfield was raised in humble circumstances on an Ohio farm by his widowed mother and elder brother. Before he was elected president in the Republican party he was first elected to Congress in 1862 as Representative of the 19th District of Ohio. Then to the Senate in 1880. His presidency lasted just 200 days—from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881.