James Garfield

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Person.png James Garfield  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornNovember 19, 1831
DiedSeptember 19, 1881 (Age 49)
Victim ofAssassination
A US president who was assassinated

[[|x22px|link=US President]] US President

In office
March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881

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In office
March 4, 1871 - March 4, 1875

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In office
March 4, 1867 - March 4, 1871

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In office
March 4, 1867 - March 4, 1869


A lawyer, Alfred Crozier reported to a US senate banking committee just before the creation of the US Federal Reserve, US President Garfield remarked that “Whoever controls the supply of currency would control the business activities of all the people.” [1]


The official narrative blames Charles J. Guiteau, a "lone nut" disappointed office seeker, who shot Garfield on 2 July 1881. The wound was not immediately fatal for Garfield, but he succumbed on September 19, 1881. Guiteau was executed for the murder of Garfield in June 1882.