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Kirby: Bad luck doesn't own a calendar

...father's bedside after John Wilkes Booth mortally wounded him.In 1881 Robert was named to the cabinet of President James Garfield, and was with the Republican president when he was fatally shot by the deranged office-seeker Charles Guiteau...
How well do you know your presidential quotes?

...was known to occasionally speak German in public addresses. Left-handed. He was: A.) John F. Kennedy B.) James Garfield C.) Thomas Jefferson. D.) Benjamin Harrison2. "We do not need to burn down the house to kill the rats...
Across South Carolina

...statements today from two young girls who accused a Greenville man of raping them two years ago when they were 9 and 11. James Garfield Depriest, 50, is on trial, charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct, second-degree criminal sexual...
As Bush's popularity drops, comics are target him

...Bush's intelligence, rather than his policies, the center said. For example: "Did you know former President James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other at the same time?" Leno said. "That was Garfield. When...
'Assassins,' shooting a president in song

...hyperactive performance as Charles Guiteau. literally cakewalking his way to the scaffold to pay for his assassination of James Garfield. And we haven't even gotten to Alexander Gemignani as the shyly pathetic Hinckley or the dynamic Michael Cerveris...
Mastering those senior moments

...with a capital `S.' President John Kennedy's assassination is as significant to them as Abraham Lincoln's or James Garfield's. They have never seen white smoke over the Vatican, and do not know its significance." NOW IF ALL of that...
Opinion columns
State funerals bound by rules, history, judgment

...funeral processions down Pennsylvania Avenue, including all four presidents to have died by assassination: Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and Kennedy. -Kennedy and William Howard Taft are the only two presidents buried at Arlington...
Former Nixon aide writes book in praise of Warren Harding

...Theodore Roosevelt. "After the Civil War, there was a wave of presidents from Ohio, including Hayes and McKinley and James Garfield and they all have been seen as weak presidents connected to industry and controlled by the robber barons. But McKinley...
God and elections

...Chances are, most Americans wouldn't want them to, either. There have been many presidents of staunch faith - James Garfield was known to preach from the pulpit on Sunday mornings. But generally speaking, Americans are satisfied with presidents...
Arriving in D.C.

...C. Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff Cynthia Rener, of Jeanerette, La., poses for her husband to take a picture on the James Garfield statue with the U.S. Capitol in the background during preparations for the inauguration. Rainier Ehrhardt/Staff