Charles Guiteau
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1841
Date of Death: 1882
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging
Religion: Protestantism
Occupation: Lawyer, Poet, Author of Non-Fiction, Journalist
Parents: Luther Guiteau,
Jane Howe
Spouse: Annie Bunn (divorced)
Children: None
Political Party: Republican Party
Fictional Appearances:
"The Great White Way"
by Laura Frankos

Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct
Species: VR avatar
Military Branch: Sondheads

Charles Julius Guiteau (September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American writer and lawyer who assassinated U.S. President James Garfield on July 2, 1881. Guiteau falsely believed he had played a major role in Garfield's election, for which he should be rewarded with a consulship. He was so offended by the Garfield administration's rejections of his applications to serve in Vienna or Paris that he decided to kill Garfield, and shot him at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. Garfield died two months later from infections related to the wounds. In January 1882, Guiteau was sentenced to death for the crime, and was hanged five months later.

Guiteau is a character in the musical play Assassins (1990).

Charles Guiteau in "The Great White Way"[]

Charles Guiteau was one of the leading strongmen in Trina Hutchinson's virtual army of Sondheads.