Richard Lummis and I are back to continue our series of exploring leadership through the study of US Presidents. This episode begins a short series on Gilded Age Presidents, now largely forgotten. In this episode we take up James Garfield.Some of the highlights include:

  1. James Garfield Educational and Professional Background.
  1. History as Radical Republican.
  1. Crédit Mobilier scandal of 1872.
  1. Nomination and Election of 1880.
  1. Presidency including the Tariff, Purging the Post Office, Supreme Court Nominations, Proposal for universal education and Assassination.
  1. Leadership Issues including the importance of strong ethics, a strong believer in education and Goldbug-a man for his times?