Home History Which U.S. president died 79 days after being shot? Correct answer: James A. Garfield Share on Facebook Tweet Copy Link Next question Try the best trivia game Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play What people think about it: 3 Comments Maestro13 Sad that it was the doctors that actually finished him. Better medical standards today. RushMama2112 His doctors actually killed him. Digging inside him with dirty fingers and tools. He died of septicemia. If they had just left the bullet alone Garfield would have survived. Player #17850449 I lived in Garfield Hts. for over 50 years and got this wrong. Embarrassing.