Garfield, James

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Comment by Kenda Arendt on March 21st, 2013 at 11:26 am

For the following entry:

Garfield ruled out becoming a preacher and considered a job as principal of a high school in Poestenkill (town), New York. After losing that job to another applicant, he accepted a position teaching at the Eclectic Institute. Garfield was an instructor in classical languages for the 1856–1957 academic year, and was made principal of the Institute from 1857 to 1860. On November 11, 1858, he married Lucretia Rudolph. They had seven children. One son, James R. Garfield, followed him into politics and became Secretary of the Interior under President Theodore Roosevelt.

It should be 1856-1857 (not 1957)

Thanks, Kenda

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on March 21st, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Thank you, Kenda, for pointing out that typo. It has been corrected.

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