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James Rudolph Garfield (1865-1950)


James Rudolph Garfield (the first boy from left in the picture) was 15 years old when his father, James A. Garfield, became president. His father was president for only six months before he was assassinated. President Garfield was shot while he was waiting for a train with his sons and Robert Todd Lincoln, the son of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Fun Fact: James R. Garfield was secretary of the interior under President Theodore Roosevelt (1907-1909) and promoted the conservation of natural resources.

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