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The Reader’s Notebook

The Reader’s Notebook: Lucretia Garfield

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April 20, 2021 -- Lucretia Garfield was the First Lady of the United States from March to September 1881, as the wife of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. Born in Garrettsville, Ohio, Garfield first met her husband in 1849 at Geauga Seminary. After a long courtship, they married in 1858.