American Presidents

More about James A. Garfield

  • Lucretia Garfield was an invalid when her husband was shot during his presidency. She remained at his side for three months while he fought for, and eventually lost, his life.
  • His mother, Elizabeth Ballou Garfield, was the first mother of a president to witness her son's inauguration. His first act after inauguration was to kiss her.
  • "A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil."

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