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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 - September 10, 1881) Was the 20th president of the United States Of America and a former soldier in the Civil War. He was just forty-eight-years-old when he was elected President in 1880. He originally wasn't even campaigning, but when he made a speech and asked who the crowd wanted to be president to be, they all chanted Garfield. He denied them at first, but after a little while he agreed to campaign. He chose Chester A. Arthur as his vice president. His wife Lucritea Garfield fell ill during his presidency. On July 2, 1881, Charles J. Guiteau, a disgruntled office seeker, who helped work on the speech that helped Garfield win the election, shot Garfield with his .422 Webley caliber British Bulldog revolver after Charles didn't get to become the ambassador to Paris. Garfield died two months later after his bullet wound got infected, he was forty-nine.