21. Chester A. Arthur

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“Elegant Arthur”

  • Full Name: Chester Alan Arthur
  • Years in Office: (1881–1885)
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Nicknames: “Elegant Arthur,” “The Gentleman Boss,” “Our Chet,” “Prince Arthur”
  • Age at Inauguration: 50
  • Vice President: None (following Garfield’s assassination)
  • Birth: October 5, 1830 in Fairfield, Vermont
  • Death: November 18, 1886 in New York City, New York
  • Place of Burial: Rural Cemetery – Albany, New York
  • Height: 6’2”
  • Ancestry: Scotch-Irish, English
  • Father: William Arthur (1796–1875); Baptist Minister
  • Mother: Malvina Stone Arthur (1802–1869)
  • Wife: Ellen Lewis Herndon (August 30, 1837 – January 12, 1880)
  • Marriage: October 25, 1859 in New York City, New York
  • Children: William Lewis Herndon (1860–1863); Chester Alan, Jr. (1864–1937); Ellen (1871–1915)
  • Home: New York City, New York
  • Education: Public schools; B.A. from Union College (1848)
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: No
  • Career:
    • School Teacher in Vermont (1851–1853)
    • Lawyer (1853–)
    • Quartermaster General of New York State (1861–1865)
    • Collector of the Port of New York (1871–1878)
    • Vice President: Garfield administration (1881)
    • President (1881–1885)
  • Writings: Papers

Campaign Poster

 

Our Nation’s Choice, lithograph by Haasis & Lubrecht, c. 1880

(Library of Congress)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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