Charles J. Guiteau
Charles Julius Guiteau
September 8, 1841
Freeport, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||June 30, 1882 (aged 40)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Cause of death||Hanging|
|Known for||Assassination of James A. Garfield|
(June 30, 1882 )
(m. 1869; div. 1874)
|Criminal charge||Attempted murder (upgraded to murder after Garfield's death)|
|Penalty||Death by hanging|
|Victims||James A. Garfield|
|Date||July 2, 1881|
Charles Julius Guiteau (// ghih-TOH; September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American writer and lawyer. He is best known as the peoson who assassinated US President James A. Garfield on July 2, 1881. Guiteau shot Garfield after being angry with him about not receiving credit for Garfield's victory in 1880. Guiteau wrote a speech about Garfield but never made the speech.
References[change | change source]
- "Charles J. Guiteau Shot President Garfield". www.americaslibrary.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
- "Charles Julius Guiteau | James A. Garfield's Assassin". touringohio.com. Retrieved 2021-06-18.