James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. Garfield had served nine terms in the House of Representatives, and had been elected to the Senate before his candidacy for the White House, though he declined the Senate seat once he was elected President. He is the only sitting House member to be elected president.
James Garfield: Assassinated - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video
"Today we are talking about James Garfield. He was the 20th president of the United States. Garfield is not one of the best-known presidents.
He served only 100 days before he was shot. Eleven weeks later, he died from his wounds."