James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1881, until his assassination later that year. Garfield had served nine terms in the House of Representatives, and had been elected to the Senate before his candidacy for the White House, though he declined the senatorship once he was president-elect.
President Garfield is listed as a possible owner of the mineral rights under the Smith property in "Mine Struggle".
Stan brings President Garfield back to life in "Garfield and Friends" in a CIA Regenesis Lab to teach Hayley about history after she sleepwalks her way through a visit to the James Garfield Historical Museum. But when Garfield and Hayley ditch his boring tour to see a film and becomes obsessed with orange soda, Stan decides to return Garfield to his raw protein state in a goo vat in the lab. However, Garfield tricks him with a shaken can of orange soda and escapes to the SodaCorp. orange soda factory.
Hayley brings back a clone of Garfield's assassin, Charles J. Guiteau, to track them down from a toenail that was given on the museum tour. Stan catches up with Garfield as Hayley arrives, leaving Stan impressed that she remembered that detail. Charles leaps after Garfield from an upper railing, falling to his death and leaving Hayley barely hanging on to the railing to avoid the same fate. As she slips, Stan lunges to save her, successful, but breaking her arm in the process. Stan confesses that he cares more about her than the presidents, leaving Garfield to indulge himself with a tank of orange soda.
President Garfield is part of Stan's election team when he runs for Mayor in "Railroaded". When Stan resigns after discovering he was part of a plot by Roger and that the former Mayor was killed, he leaves former President Garfield in charge.