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