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JAMES A. GARFIELD J James A. Garfield was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1831. His J father died in 1833, when Garfield was only two years old and so his mother f had to carry on working the family farm by herself. With the death of his h father, the family feel into poverty. Even though they had very little money, f his mother made sure that her children went to the neighborhood school to get h a good education. He belonged to the Desciples of Christ Church. a While growing up, James drove canal boat teams, and earned enough W money to further his education at college. He attended Western Reserve m Eclectic Institute at Hiram, Ohio, and was graduated from Williams College E in 1856. He returned to Western Eclectic Institute and became a classics i professor. Later, he became the president of the College. p In 1858, he was married to Lucretia Rudolph and had seven kids. I Eliza, Harry, James, Mary, Irvin, Abram, and Edward. E James Garfield was an advocate for free-soil principles and soon J became a supporter of the newly organized Republican Party.
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  • President of the United States, United States Senate, United States House of Representatives, Ohio, James A. Garfield

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