(person) 1831-81; 20th president of the U.S. (1881): assassinated.
James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States.
Origin of garfield
Also Garfeld, from Old English gar (“spear”) + feld (“field”).
Garfield Sentence Examples
During some months young Garfield served as bowsman, deck-hand and driver of a canal boat.
When the "cotton states" seceded, Garfield appeared as a warm supporter of vigorous.
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.