Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

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Dates:
Birth 1841-09-08
Death 1882-06-30
English

Biographical notes:

Born in Freeport, Illinois, Charles J. Guiteau was connected with the Oneida Community but later sued them. He was admitted to the Bar of Illinois but mostly worked as a bill collector. He was interested in law, theology and politics. He assassinated President James Garfield for which crime he was hanged in 1882.

From the description of Papers, 1877-1881. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 22761008

Guiteau, a lawyer and supporter of the "Stalwart" faction of the Republican party which opposed President James A. Garfield, shot Garfield on 2 July 1881. The president died on 19 September, and Guiteau was convicted on 25 January 1882 and hanged on 30 June.

From the description of ALS : U.S. Jail, Washington, D.C., to Charles H. Reed, [18]82 Feb. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525051

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Subjects:

  • Executions and executioners
  • Assassination
  • Assassins--Biography

Occupations:

  • Assassins

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)