Military commission, took his seat in the House of Representatives, in December 1863.
We use democracy as a method of selecting representatives.
The second party was directly opposed to the first; one extreme, as always happens, was met by representatives of the other.
In 1876 Garfield for the eighth time was chosen to represent his district; and afterwards as one of the two representatives of the Republicans in the House, he was a member of the Electoral Commission which decided the dispute regarding the presidential election of 1876.
If a state has received an increase in the number of its representatives and its legislature does not pass an apportionment bill before the next congressional election, the votes of the whole state elect the additional members on a general ticket and they are called "congressmen-at-large."