Cold Honest & straightforward hardworking
Announced he would only serve one term
Took office during a deep depression
wanted to abolish spoils system
revived Civil Service Commission
Ordered that government employees could not work in political campaigns
Called for sweeping reform.
Demanded free coinage of silve
Wanted an income tax to put a larger share of the burden on the wealthy
James A. Garfield
Most successful of the farm crusaders
"The Great Commoner"
Final speaker for free silver
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