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James A. Garfield was born

11/19/1831

He was the last of the log cabin presidents!

Graduates from Williams College

1856

Married to Lucretia Randolph

11/11/1858

Elected to Ohio Senate as a Republican

1859 - 1861

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Ohioan Congressman

1862 - 1880

Becomes a brigadier general

1862

Battle of Gettysburg

1863

Mexican-American War

1864

Abraham Lincoln assassinated

1865

Civil Rights Act of 1866

1866

Alaska Purchase

1867

Accused of being a part of the Credit Mobilier scandal

1871

Elected to U.S. Senate

1880

Elected 20th President

03/04/1881

Shot by Charles Guiteau

07/02/1881

Garfield dies after months of suffering

09/19/1881