Lucretia Garfield, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lucretia Garfield

former First Lady of the United States

Date of Birth: 19-Apr-1832

Place of Birth: Hiram, Ohio, United States

Date of Death: 14-Mar-1918

Profession: politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Lucretia Garfield

  • Lucretia Garfield (née Rudolph; April 19, 1832 – March 13, 1918) was the First Lady of the United States from March to September 1881, as the wife of James A.
  • Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. Born in Garrettsville, Ohio, Garfield first met her husband in 1849 at Geauga Seminary.
  • After a long courtship, they married in 1858.
  • They would eventually have seven children together, five of whom lived to adulthood.
  • Highly educated and intellectually curious, Garfield was well attuned to the internal machinations of the Republican Party, which proved to be of great aid to her husband's political career.
  • She was well regarded during her brief period in the White House, but after only a few months contracted malaria and went to Long Branch, New Jersey, to recuperate. In July 1881, James Garfield was shot and mortally wounded by Charles Guiteau.
  • He lingered for two and half months before dying, during which his wife stayed at his bedside and received much public sympathy.
  • Lucretia Garfield returned to her former residence in Ohio after being widowed, living in what is now the James A.
  • Garfield National Historic Site.
  • She spent much of the rest of her life preserving her husband's papers and other materials, establishing what was effectively the first presidential library.

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