Season 2, Episode 20-James Garfield and Lawnfield

S2 E24 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode Visiting the Presidents

How many of us just want a second chance? Grover Cleveland did, winning the popular vote for the third straight time (only Andrew Jackson and Franklin Roosevelt can claim that!) and becoming our only president to serve non-consecutive terms!We won’t do his home at Westland over…Check out Episode 22, "Grover Cleveland and Princeton," for that info! Instead, Episode 24 is a Question and Answer with questions submitted by listeners of the “Visiting the Presidents” podcast!Among the Questions Answered: Who is the best "Never-Ran"? What do I look for on a Re-Visit at a Presidential site? Which Presidents made the most money after the Presidency? Which Presidents could have used a Grover Cleveland-esque cooling off period between terms? What were some of the Presidents' favorite books? Who was among our most stylish Presidents? What effect did that have? How did the First Lady's role change over time? Which Presidential site makes the best wedding venue? Which Presidential home would I most have wanted to grow up in? Check out the website at for visual aids, links, past episodes, recommended reading, and other information!Episode Page: "Season 2 NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode" Season 1's "NOT Grover Cleveland's Second Term Question and Answer Episode" Support the show
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  5. BONUS! Interview with Presidential Visitor Kurt Deion!

One of the briefest presidencies, but with one of the most brilliant occupants of the office, learn about James Garfield, the 20th President. We’ll explore his political rise, his presidency, his wife, Lucretia, and family, and his home in Mentor, called Lawnfield!

Be sure to check out James Garfield’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, “James Garfield and Moreland Hills”!

James Garfield National Historic Site official webpage from the National Park Service.

James Garfield’s Lawnfield from the National Park Service.

James Garfield National Historic Site from Cleveland Historical.

Virtual Tour of James Garfield’s Lawnfield from Google Arts and Culture.

From My July 2021 Visit!

From My August 2016 Visit!

James Garfield’s Lawnfield
Postcard of Lawnfield with added porch

James Garfield Home: Lawnfield, 8095 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, Ohio.

Recommended Reading for James Garfield

Kenneth Ackerman, Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of James A Garfield
Allan Peskin, Garfield.
Justus Doenecke, The Presidencies of James Garfield and Chester Arthur.

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I'm a Professor of History at Central Arizona College and someone who loves history and travel; my new blog will combine those interests!

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