United States History

 

James Abram Garfield

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James A. Garfield, frozen in time
James A. Garfield made some history with his presidency.  He had second shortest tenure (behind William Henry Harrison) because of medical complications after being shot.  Doctors today believe he would have survived the bullet wound had his surgeons taken more care while operating on him (e.g., they inserted their unsterilized fingers in him to look for the bullet, one doctor punctured Garfield's liver in doing so).


He was president for 199 days - talk about one day short of 200!