Harry "Hal" Augustus Garfield

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Harry Augustus Garfield

Also Known As: "Hal"
Birthplace: Hiram, Portage Co., OH
Death: Died in Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA
Place of Burial: Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the USA and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, First Lady
Husband of Belle Hartford Garfield
Father of James Garfield; Mason Garfield; Lucretia Comer and Dr. Stanton Garfield
Brother of Eliza Arbella Garfield; James Rudolph Garfield, 23rd U.S. Secretary of the Interior; Mary "Molly" Garfield; Irvin McDowell Garfield; Edward Garfield and 2 others

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About Harry "Hal" Augustus Garfield


Harry Augustus "Hal" Garfield (Hiram, Ohio, October 11, 1863 – December 12, 1942, Williamstown, Massachusetts) 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.

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. He was president of the American Political Science Association from 1921 to 1922.

In 1917, President Woodrow 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.


America's coal problem in 1918. Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1918. OCLC 34188455

The fuel situation at the beginning of winter 1918-19, Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1918. OCLC 44062275

Recent political developments, progress or change? 1924. OCLC 77660203

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

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Harry "Hal" Augustus Garfield's Timeline

October 11, 1863
Hiram, Portage Co., OH
October 28, 1889
Age 26
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
October 5, 1892
Age 28
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
January 18, 1894
Age 30
August 5, 1895
Age 31
Ohio, USA
December 12, 1942
Age 79
Williamstown, Berkshire Co., MA
Age 78
Williamstown, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States