On this date, June 30, 1882, Charles J. Guiteau was executed by hanging for the assassination of the 20th President of the U.S.A, James A. Garfield on July 2, 1881. Guiteau was executed less than a year after the assassination and after 10 months after the President died on September 19, 1881. What a swift and sure execution! Most important of all, he is guilty beyond any doubt.
Charles Julius Guiteau (/ɡᵻˈtoʊ/; September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American writer and lawyer who was convicted of the assassination of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States. Guiteau was so offended by Garfield's rejections of his various job applications that he shot him at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. Garfield died two months later from infections related to the injury. In January 1882 Guiteau was sentenced to death for the crime, and was hanged five months later.