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|JAMES ABRAM GARFIELD
Before becoming President, James Abram Garfield was successful as professor, college president, Civil War general, and U.S. Congressman. He spoke and wrote well, read widely, and even composed poetry. He loved to entertain his friends by writing Greek with one hand and at the same time writing Latin with the other.
Chronology of His Life and Career
Notes and Trivia
At one time in 1880, Garfield actually held three federal government positions at the same time. He was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives when the Ohio Senate elected him to the U.S. Senate; before he could take his Senate seat, however, he was elected President of the United States.
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