Nickname: Elegant Arthur
Years in office: 1881–1885
Political party: Republican
Birthday: October 5, 1829
When Chester A. Arthur, a man of distinguished tastes, moved into the White House, he made some changes. Most notable, was a colored glass screen created by the up-and-coming artist, Louis Comfort Tiffany. The screen is no longer there, but we can imagine how it might have looked with this artwork, researched and created by Peter Waddell.
Chester A. Arthur was never elected as president.
New York, NY
Madison Square Park, New York, NY
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