James Garfield, 1831–1881

Oil on canvas | 31 x 27cm | 1881

Ole Peter Hanson Balling

Twentieth president, 1881

James Garfield became president during a period when the Republican Party was split between two rival wings: the Stalwarts, who supported a system of nepotistic patronage, and the Half-Breeds, who opposed such a system. He ...
read more