Clipped Signature

SIGNED "J. A. Garfield" in bold, crisp, period brown ink on 4" x 1.5" card stock, signature being 2.75" long. A small adhesive spot on rear with previous owner initials stamped "M. A. Z." Neatly mounted on full page.

James Abram Garfield (Nov 19, 1831 – Sep 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination by the anarchist Charles J. Guiteau only four months later. Garfield survived the gunshot another for two more months where upon he was succeeded by his Vice President Chester Arthur. Garfield had been elected to the Senate before his candidacy for the White House, though he declined the Senate seat once he was elected President. During the Civil War he opposed Confederate secession and served as a major general and fought in the battles of Middle Creek, Shiloh and Chickamauga. He was first elected to Congress in 1862 and served nine terms in the House of Representatives. Fine. Item #558

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained." - J. Garfield.

Price: $575.00

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