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Presidential Image Gallery

Print of General Garfield

Source: The Library of Congress

General James Garfield was elected the twentieth President of the United States in 1880. After serving only four months in office, he was shot on July 2, 1881, by Charles Julius Guiteau, an emotionally disturbed man who had failed to gain an appointment in Garfield's administration. On September 19, 1881, the President died of blood poisoning and complications from the shooting.

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