Hiram College is one of four schools to have their president serve as Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America. James A. Garfield was both a student and president of Hiram College before leading troops in the Civil War and beginning his political career. To keep this history alive, Hiram College created the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership to exemplify Garfield’s dedication to public service. Since its inception, the Institute has been working with numerous scholars and the community at large to improve political efficacy and plant the seeds of public service. Below is a slideshow of archive pictures of President Garfield, his family, and writings.