Garfield, Harry Augustus

Garfield, Harry Augustus,

1863–1942, American educator, b. Hiram, Ohio, grad. Williams 1885, studied law at Columbia; son of President James A. GarfieldGarfield, James Abram,
1831–81, 20th President of the United States (Mar.–Sept., 1881). Born on a frontier farm in Cuyahoga co., Ohio, he spent his early years in poverty. As a youth he worked as farmer, carpenter, and canal boatman.
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. From 1888 to 1903 he practiced law in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was active in civic affairs and also taught law at Western Reserve Univ. He was professor of politics at Princeton from 1903 to 1908 and president of Williams from 1908 until his retirement in 1934. He served as U.S. fuel administrator in 1917–19 and in 1921 founded the Institute of Politics at Williams.
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