State Rep. Diane V. Grendell (R-Chesterland) recently visited Hiram College, talked with students, and toured the home of former United States President James Garfield.

“It was great to meet with Hiram’s bright students and learn more about what they are studying,” said Grendell. “Hiram is a fantastic college with such a rich history, I’m proud that it resides in our district.”

The following students met with Representative Grendell:

  • Erica Lohan, senior business management and theatre double major
  • Zoe Mongold, biomedical humanities major
  • Journey Toole, junior theatre major
  • James Elliot, junior creative writing and theatre double major

Along with meeting students, Grendell spent the morning learning the history behind Hiram and the Garfield home. Hiram College celebrates its connection to President James A. Garfield, a former student and president of the College, who served as a Union officer, senator, and President of the United States. In 2013, Hiram College purchased President Garfield’s former home, The Garfield-Robbins-Zimmerman House at 6825 Hinsdale St. in Hiram—another connection to President Garfield and his wife, Lucretia, who decorated the parlor in the style reflected at Lawnfield in Mentor. Today, this home on the National Historic Register is a stop on the Ohio Presidential Trail.

-Submitted by the Office of State Rep. Diane V. Grendell

by Office of State Rep. Diane V. Grendell