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On this day in 1832, First Lady Lucretia Garfield was born in Garrettsville, Ohio

April 19, 2022

On April 19, 1832 First Lady Lucretia Garfield was born in Garrettsville, Ohio. Her time in the White House was short – her husband President James Garfield was assassinated after six months in office. She was particularly admired for her grace in face of the tragedy.

A reserved woman, Garfield enjoyed intellectual pursuits, particularly literature and Greek and Latin translation. 🏺📖📚🏛

Did you know? She first met her future husband while he was teaching her Greek class. Both Garfields began their careers as teachers.

Lucretia Garfield, Mathew Benjamin Brady/Levin Corbin Handy, c. 1870s

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April 19, 2022
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