Happy Birthday
President Garfield!
Born: November 19, 1831
at Orange, Ohio
Died: September 19, 1881
at Elberon, NJ

Several years before becoming president, Garfield published an original
proof of the Pythagorean Theorem in the New England Journal of Education.
[ Briefly, the sum of the areas of the three triangles equals the area
of the trapezoid. ]
