Wednesday, March 19, 2014

44 Assassinations | James Garfield


James Abram Garfield was born on November 19, 1831, sharing a birthday with Ted Turner, the founder of CNN.  November 19, or 11/19, shares the numerology of the year 1119; that being the year the Knights of Templar were founded, a masonic organization.  Disney's movie National Treasure, about the Knights of Templar, was released November 19, 2004.  This past year, November 19, 2013, Walt Disney's only Daughter Diane Disney-Miller, who was born in 1933, passed away "naturally" on this date.  Let us move on to the numerology of President Garfield's last name.
  • Garfield 7+1+9+6+9+5+3+4 = 44
The first President to die while in office was William Henry Harrison, who passed on April 4, just 30 days into his first term.  Please notice the date April 4 can also be represented as 4/4, or 44.  William Henry Harrison was the first Whig President elect, in an era dominated by Democratic-Republicans.  After William Henry Harrison, Garfield has the second shortest term to date, being killed exactly 200 days after taking office.  Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881, and died of complications from that gunshot on September 19, 1881.

He would be replaced by the 21st President, Chester Arthur, who not only has a "33 name" but also a "33" birthday.
  • Chester = 3+8+5+1+2+5+9 = 33
  • October = 6+3+2+6+2+5+9 = 33
While in office, Chester Arthur would become known for the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act. During his term as President, he would fall under bad health, and would pass away the year after exiting office. Journalist Alexander McClure later wrote, "No man ever entered the Presidency so profoundly and widely distrusted as Chester Alan Arthur, and no one ever retired ... more generally respected, alike by political friend and foe."

Although his failing health and political temperament combined to make his administration less active than a modern presidency, he earned praise among contemporaries for his solid performance in office. The New York World summed up Arthur's presidency at his death in 1886: "No duty was neglected in his administration, and no adventurous project alarmed the nation." Mark Twain wrote of him, "It would be hard indeed to better President Arthur's administration."

In other words, when you're of the "33", the press has your back, and your legacy.