James A. Garfield

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James A. Garfield, class of 1856, was President of the United States from 1881 to 1883 until his assassination. He is the father of Harry Augustus Garfield, class of 1885 and the 9th President of Williams College, and James R. Garfield, class of 1885. He is also the great-grandfather of Newell Garfield, for whom Newell House was named. A member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Garfield House, where the fraternity was located, was named in his honor.