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Harry A. Garfield (tallest boy) and siblings.

Harry Augustus "Hal" Garfield (October 11, 1863 – December 12, 1942) was an American lawyer and academic. He was the son of U.S. President James A. Garfield and the brother and law partner of Secretary of the Interior James Rudolph Garfield. At the age of 17, his father was shot down by assassin Charles Guiteau as he and his 15-year-old brother James watched in horror.

Former residence of Harry Augustus Garfield

Garfield became a law professor and eighth president of his alma mater, Williams College in Massachusetts, and taught at Princeton University as well. While at Princeton, he befriended future president Woodrow Wilson.

In 1917, President Wilson asked him to run the nation's Federal Fuel Administration, where he was responsible for coordinating the production and price of fuel during World War I.

He married his second cousin, Belle Hartford Mason, and had four children by her.

He is buried in the faculty cemetery at Williams College.


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  • Lost visions,, Boston: Priv. Print. by Thomas Todd Co. 1944. OCLC 3615228


  • Comer, Lucretia Garfield, Harry Garfield's first forty years; man of action in a troubled world. New York, Vantage Press, 1965, OCLC 569252
  • Doug Wead, All the President's Children: Triumph and Tragedy in the Lives of America's First Families, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3

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