Pastor James A. Garfield


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Pastor James A. Garfield

The most famous pastor at Franklin Circle Christian Church was James A. Garfield, who served as pastor of the Church in 1857 when the parish worshiped in "God's Barn." During this time, Garfield also served as President of Hiram College. In 1861, Garfield left Hiram College to join the Union forces in the Civil War, where in four years time he rose to the rank of major general. In 1880, Garfield was elected President of the United States, the only U.S. president elected from the greater Cleveland area.
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