James Garfield - Army General and President is the biography of James A. Garfield, who served as the twentieth President of the United States. Garfield had also served as a major general in the United States Army, and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Garfield would become the second U.S. President to be assassinated - Abraham Lincoln being the first. Garfield had the second shortest presidency in U.S. history, after William Henry Harrison's. In office for six months and fifteen days, President Garfield, a Republican, actually served for less than four months before being fatally shot on July 2, 1881. James Garfield - Army General and President is highly recommended for those interested in learning more about President James A. Garfield.