Wednesday, November 1, 2017

One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

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There is no particular order to my posts.

20. James Garfield

James Garfield was the last of the "log cabin" Presidents, though his statue on the corner of 5th St. & St. Joseph St. shows no signs of humble beginnings. Unfortunately, Garfield would only serve six months in office, four of which would be spent on his death bed. He would become the second President to be assassinated. Garfield was born in Ohio in 1831, was fatherless by two, but would manage to earn enough money driving canal boat teams to attend college. He was elected to the Ohio Senate in 1859. In 1862, he would lead a brigade against Confederate troops in Kentucky. Garfield was eventually elected to Congress, where he won re-election for 18 years, before becoming the leading Republican in the House. On July 2nd, 1881, Garfield was shot by a disillusioned attorney who had been seeking a consular post. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, tried to retrieve the bullet with a special electrical device, but failed. Garfield died on September 19th, 1881.

Sculptor: John Lopez

03 Jefferson
04 Madison
06 Adams
09 Harrison
10 Tyler
15 Buchanan
16 Lincoln
17 Johnson
19 Hayes
26 Roosevelt
27 Taft
32 Roosevelt
33 Truman
36 Johnson
37 Nixon

39 Carter

1 comment:

  1. A fine rendition of him. We'll never really know what he'd have been like as president.


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