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  2. Charles J. Guiteau - Wikipedia

    Charles Julius Guiteau (/ ɡ ɪ ˈ t oʊ / ghih-TOH; September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American man who assassinated James A. Garfield, president of the United States, on July 2, 1881. Guiteau falsely believed he had played a major role in Garfield's election victory, for which he should have been rewarded with a consulship .

  3. The Execution of Charles Guiteau - U.S. National Park Service

    On June 30, 1882, Charles Julius Guiteau was led to the gallows and executed for murder. Guiteau was no ordinary killer, though: his victim was James A. Garfield, the twentieth President of the United States. Guiteau stalked President Garfield around Washington, D.C. for several weeks before shooting him in a train station on July 2, 1881.

  4. The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is ...

    The dual markers contextualize the shooting of the 20th president by Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station on July 2, 1881, and also interpret Garfield's lasting legacy.

  5. The Stalking of the President | History| Smithsonian Magazine

    Charles J. Guiteau, a mentally unstable 41-year-old lawyer, had stalked Garfield for months before shooting him at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station in Washington on July 2, 1881.

  6. The Assassination of President James A. Garfield | HISTORY

    Charles J. Guiteau was an Illinois native who had spent most of his life drifting between cities and trying his hand at everything from law and preaching to living in a free love religious commune...

  7. Assassination of James A. Garfield - Wikipedia

    Garfield's assassin was Charles J. Guiteau, whose motive was revenge against Garfield for an imagined political debt, and getting Chester A. Arthur elevated to president. Guiteau was convicted of Garfield's murder and executed by hanging one year after the shooting.

  8. Charles J. Guiteau | American assassin | Britannica

    In James A. Garfield: Assassination. , by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office seeker with messianic visions. The first shot only grazed Garfield’s arm, but the second bullet pierced his back and lodged behind his pancreas. (In a letter dated November 1880, Garfield had written, “Assassination can be no more guarded against….

  9. Born on Sept. 8, 1841, in Freeport, Illinois, Charles Julius Guiteau spent most of his life lurching from place to place, trading jobs and interests frequently. He worked as a lawyer, a preacher, and a bill collector, and briefly joined a utopian religious community in upstate New York.

  10. This Is the Brain that Shot President James Garfield

    A label reads: “Portions of brain of Charles Guiteau, assassin of President Garfield.” The brain of Charles Guiteau is more than a historical oddity.

  11. Charles Guiteau | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

    The United States vs. Charles J. Guiteau. (September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American lawyer with a history of mental illness who assassinated President James Garfield on July 2, 1881 (Garfield died of complications following the shooting, on September 19). Born in Freeport, Illinois, Guiteau was routinely beaten by his father as a ...