Charles Guiteau Signed Card President Garfield’s Assassin
CHARLES J. GUITEAU (1841-1882). American Lawyer who shot and Assassinated 20th United States President James A. Garfield on July 2, 1881, as 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 and executed five months later.
Personal Visiting Card Signed, “Charles Guiteau,” no date or place, 2” x 3”, Choice Crisp Extremely Fine. Written in vivid deep bold brown ink. On blank heavy white card stock. Probably an example of the signatures he sold during his incarceration to help pay for his costly defense.
Charles Julius Guiteau (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.