Richard Lawrence and Charles Guiteau: The Presidential Stalkers


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We all know of a couple of the most popular U.S. presidential assassins in history (e.g., John Wilkes Booth). But what about those who aren’t talked about?

Meet Richard Lawrence and Charles Guiteau.

Richard Lawrence in 1835 stalked and attempted to murder President Andrew Jackson. And in 1881, Charles Guiteau succeeded in killing President James Garfield.

Today, we’ll learn of what led up to the two incidents, and even how mental illness may have come into play.

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