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James B. Garfield

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James B. Garfield


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in The United States
September 19, 1881

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James B. Garfield was an American writer and radio show host, best known for his book "Follow My Leader," about a young boy who goes blind. Like his protagonist, Garfield lost his eyesight in his late fifties and was forced to adapt. At sixty, he acquired the first of his guide dogs and worked in an aircraft plant and was instrumental in the creation of the State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Garfield was born on September 19, 1881, the same day that James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, was assassinated. Garfield was named in his honor. He was born with tunnel vision, and doctors predicted that he would lose his sight in childhood.
However, he retained his vision for many decades. He loved theater as a teenager and dr
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