Died on this day, September 19, 1881. James A. Garfield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The shortest tenure of any President except William Henry Harrison. Only 43 men have served in this esteem office and 4 were assassinated and there were attempts on some others. Ohio claims 8 President's as does Virginia. Native born we only have 7, as WHH was born in VA, ergo thier claim, but he grew up in Ohio. Two of the President's assassinated were native Ohioans, Garfield and McKinley. I am kind of a history buff, and of course that inlcudes the President's. To date I have been to 18 Presidential gravesites, that is, if we include Jefferson Davis, and many President's homes including Garfield's, Jefferson's and Madison's, to name a few. JD and James Monroe and John Tyler are all buried in Hollywood cemetery in Virginia. The Adams' and thier wives are buried in Quincy, MA, and is the only place in the country 2 President's and thier wives are buried "side by side". George Washington's salary was $25,000.00/yr. George Bush jr was the 1st to make $400,000.00. 25 grand a year in 1789 was BIG bucks!!