Who was president between James Garfield and Grover Cleveland.
James A. Garfield (born James Abram Garfield on November 19, 1831 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio) was the 20th President of the United States in 1881, and his Vice President was Chester Arthur (born Chester Alan Arthur on October 5, 1830 in Fairfield, Vermont).
Four months after taking office, on July 2, 1881, Garfield was attacked by Charles Guiteau while boarding a train, and was severely wounded; he lingered until September 19 of that year, when he died.
Vice President Arthur then became the 21st President on September 19, 1881, remaining so until March 4, 1885 when Grover Cleveland was elected.
Alexander K. McClure, a publisher of the time had this to say about President Arthur... "No man ever entered the Presidency so profoundly and widely distrusted, and no one ever retired ... more generally respected."