President James Abram Garfield
|Org.||1857-1861||Hiram, Hiram College, President|
|Military||USA Army / Major General / US Civil War|
|History||4-6-1862||Battle of Shiloh|
|History||29 APR 1862||Siege of Corinth|
|Election||1880||USA Presidential Election|
The election of 1880 brought out all of the political shenanigans of which this country is capable. Senator John Sherman of Ohio was the leading candidate but was politically ambushed at an early date. (Sherman was one of the three famous Sherman brothers: He, William Tecumseh of Civil War "fame" and also an Indian fighter, and Father Tom, the Jesuit priest who was well-known for his then irregular and unorthodox views.) A strong competitor of Sherman was Congressman James G. Blaine of Maine. Blaine was long on charisma and short on character. He had made a name and much money in the Grant administration. Into this contest came General Grant.
He was the first president to ask for and to fight for a third term. Grant deadlocked the convention.... Read More