Tag Archives: President James A. Garfield

Chester Alan Arthur in Hiding

When Chester Alan Arthur was named as Republican VP candidate in 1880, no one was more surprised than he was. CAA: A Brief Run-up. Very brief, in fact. Chet Arthur had never been elected to anything before. The New York … Continue reading

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Chester Alan Arthur: The Dandy President

Nothing but the very best would satisfy Chester Alan Arthur. An Insignificant Upbringing Nothing in his background remotely suggested that Chester Alan Arthur (1829-86) would ever be president. Of course that could be said about many of our chief executives. … Continue reading

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The Unexpected President: Chester Alan Arthur…..Life and Times: A Book Review

There are very few things that Chester Alan Arthur is “famous” for. One, is his mutton chop whiskers; the other is his statement that “I may be President of the United States, but my private life is my own business.” … Continue reading

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President Garfield’s Train

 James A. Garfield, President for barely six months, was dying from an assassin’s bullet. Garfield: The Long Hot Summer The summer of 1881 had been one of the hottest ever remembered by Washingtonians. The temperatures soared over 90 degrees practically … Continue reading

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VP Hannibal Hamlin, Coast Guard Private

Hannibal Hamlin was Vice President during Abraham Lincoln’s first term. He was a decent man, lost to history. Vice President Hamlin, The Background Hannibal Hamlin, from Maine, was a likeable and respected attorney, a pleasant but far from stellar United … Continue reading

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The Three Major Inventions of Garfield’s Assassination

The Industrial Age was at its height when Garfield was assassinated in 1881.  Inventive minds were at work! The President Is Shot President James A. Garfield (1831-1881) was a robust, athletic man of forty-nine when an assassin pumped two bullets … Continue reading

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Destiny of the Republic: A Book Review

Its subtitle, “A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” says it all. The Assassination of James A. Garfield Shooting a President, his lingering death, unbelievably incompetent doctors and a deranged assassin makes for a fine and … Continue reading

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