Note: You will only see this box once.

We would like to invite you to sign up for the completely free Newsletter! Join our other 480,975 readers.

Subscribers are automatically registered to receive free teaching resources including lesson plan ideas, printables and more. Stay informed of all our new resources as they're developed...we have some exciting features coming in 2018!

P.S.. To officially become a newsletter subscriber, be sure to confirm your subscription by responding to the email we send you.

We respect your privacy!
Home Kids Safe Search for Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter! Add this site to your favorites folder Sitemap - Contents of Website Contact Us
Home of - Elementary lessons, stories, poetry, vocabulary worksheets, children's book reviews, craft ideas for teachers.
Thematic Book Reviews Fun Printable Coloring Sheets Holidays Events and Occasions Teacher Worksheets
Thematic Books Color Holiday Fun Teacher Printables
An Educational Resource Site for
Teachers and Homeschoolers
  December 04, 2023
Featured Themes


President James Garfield Activities and Lesson PlansPresident James Garfield Activities & Games

President James Garfield Activities

Trivia Facts and Information

President James Garfield Coloring Pages

James Garfield Timeline

James Garfield Worksheets

Kids Books - Thematic Reading List

James Garfield Word Find

U.S. President Games

Other U.S. Presidents

Visit the Whitehouse - Information on James Garfield


James A. Garfield Facts


Home > Holidays > Presidents Day > List of U.S. Presidents > James A. Garfield > Facts and Information

James A. Garfield Facts and Trivia

Birthday: November 19, 1831
Birthplace: Orange, OH
College or University: Williams
Religion: Disciples of Christ
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: (2 Star) Major General of Volunteers
Married: Lucretia Rudolph Garfield
Children: Eliza Arbella Garfield, Harry Augustus Garfield, James Rudolph Garfield, Mary Garfield, Irvin M. Garfield, Abram Garfield, Edward Garfield
President number: 20th
Political Party: Republican
Runner Up: Winfield S. Hancock
Vice President: Chester A. Arthur
Age at Inauguration: 49
Served: 1881
Number of terms: Less than 1
Other Offices or Commissions: U.S. House of Representatives
Died: September 19, 1881 in Elberon, NJ
Age at Death: 49
Place of Burial: Cleveland, OH
Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Garfield was born into extreme poverty. His father died before he was 2 years old. He paid for his first year of college by working as a janitor and carpenter. By his second year of college, he was made assistant professor of literature and ancient languages. By age 26, he became the college president.

- Garfield was ambidextrous (could write with both hands). Sometimes he would write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time just to entertain people!

- Garfield was a Civil War hero and nine-term Congressman.

- Charles J. Guiteau, a mentally disturbed man, shot Garfield in the back on July 2, 1881. Doctors tried to find the bullet using a metal detector machine (induction balance) invented by Alexander Graham Bell. The metal springs in the bed that Garfield was in caused the instrument to malfunction. Dirty instruments and other non-sterile practices that led to blood poisoning, not the bullet itself, actually killed him. Garfield died eleven weeks after being shot.

- Use of antiseptics was quickly accepted by American doctors after this event.

- Cabinet member, Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's son), was on the scene during the shooting. He was present during his father's shooting as well as witnessing the murder of President McKinley 20 years later.


Email this page to a friend Email this page to a friend


Follow Us...

Follow Us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow Us on Pinterest

Fun Holiday Activities and Games for Kids


Holidays and

Teaching Themes

December Teaching Activities & Worksheets

Winter Theme Unit of Study - Winter
Christmas Thematic Unit - Christmas Fun
Christian Christmas Theme Unit of Study - Christmas - Religious Christian Christmas
Hanukkah Thematic Unit - Hanukkah
Kwanzaa Theme Unit of Study - Kwanzaa
New Year Thematic Unit - New Year
December Calendar of Events - December Teaching Ideas - Other December Teaching Ideas

Sample Thematic Activities & Teaching Ideas

Letter Activities, Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games - Letters of the Alphabet Games
Community Helpers Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Community Helpers
100th Day of School Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - The 100th day of School Activities
Seasons Thematic Unit - Summer - Summer
Seasons Thematic Unit - Fall - Autumn - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Fall
Seasons Thematic Unit - Winter - Winter
Seasons Thematic Unit - Spring - Spring
U.S. Presidents Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Timelines, Books, Poetry, Stories, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Presidents
Dr. Seuss Thematic Teaching Unit - NEA Read Across America - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
USA States - U.S. Geography Thematic Unit - U.S. Geography

ADD, ADHD, Literacy, ESL, Special Ed, Bilingual Ed, Gifted, Health Ed, Early Childhood Education   
Home Search About Us Contact Compensation and Affiliation Affidavit Getting Started Privacy Policy Terms of Service Sitemap is a teacher created website with elementary and homeschooling activities:
first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade and sixth grade teaching materials and lesson plans.

Copyright ©1999-2020
Owned and operated by Webstantaneous Web Marketing, LLC