US 1882 James A. Garfield (1831-1881) 5c. Scott. 205

US 1882 James A. Garfield (1831-1881) 5c. Scott. 205

Series: 1881-1888 American Bank Note Co. Great Americans

Issued date: 15-02-1882 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 205

Stamp Colors: Yellow brown
Perforation: line 12
Paper: Soft porous paper

Themes: Politicians, Statesmen, Famous People, Heads of State

Total print: 174,892,020

Note: YT color : Black-brown

Description:- James Abram Garfield (1831-1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his death six months later, two months after he was shot by an assassin. A lawyer and Civil War general, he served nine terms in the House of Representatives and was the only sitting member of the House to be elected president. Before his candidacy for the White House, he had been elected to the Senate by the Ohio General Assembly, a position he declined when he became president-elect.

Garfield was born into poverty in a log cabin and grew up in northeastern Ohio. After graduating from Williams College, he studied law and became an attorney. He was elected as a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate in 1859, serving until 1861. He opposed Confederate secession, was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and fought in the battles of Middle Creek, Shiloh, and Chickamauga. Garfield was elected to Congress in 1862 to represent Ohio's 19th district. Throughout his congressional service, he firmly supported the gold standard and gained a reputation as a skilled orator.