"James Abram Garfield" served as the List of Presidents of the United States/20th President of the United States (1881), after completing nine consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives/U.S. House of Representatives (1863–81).
Garfield's accomplishments as President included a controversial resurgence of Presidential authority above Senatorial courtesy in executive appointments; energizing United States Navy/U.S. naval power; and purging corruption in the United States Post Office/Post Office Department. Garfield made notable diplomatic and judiciary appointments, including a Supreme Court of the United States/U.S. Supreme Court justice. Garfield appointed several African-Americans to prominent federal positions. As President, Garfield advocated a bimetallism/bi-metal monetary system, agricultural technology, an educated electorate, and civil rights for African-Americans. He proposed substantial civil service reform, eventually passed by Congress in 1883 and signed into law by his successor, Chester A. Arthur, as the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More James A. Garfield on Wikipedia.