Nickname: Elegant Arthur

Years in office: 1881–1885

Political party: Republican

Birthday: October 5, 1829

Official presidential portrait of Chester A. Arthur

by Daniel Huntington, 1885

The Grand Illumination, Peter Waddell (Peter Waddell for the White House Historical Association

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.


Fairfield, VT


New York, NY


Madison Square Park, New York, NY


Albany, NY


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Encyclopedia Britannica, britannica.com

Library of Congress, loc.gov

Miller Center, University of Virginia, millercenter.org/the-presidency

The White House, whitehouse.gov

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