That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||JAMES GARFIELD, Ohio Congressman|
|VP candidate:||CHESTER A. ARTHUR, former New York Port Collector|
|Popular votes:||4,453,611 (48.3%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Winfield Hancock, U.S. Army General|
|VP candidate:||William English, former Indiana Congressman|
|Popular votes:||4,445,256 (48.2%)|
- Tariffs and civil service reform were among the issues of this election.
- Garfield became a compromise dark-horse candidate after a stalemate among Republican factions.
- Just months after his inauguration, Garfield was assassinated by a supporter of a rival Republican faction. The assassin was upset that Garfield didn't appoint him to a diplomatic post.