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Chester A. Arthur (1829 – 1886)

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Life in Brief: Chester Arthur was the fifth child of a fervent abolitionist preacher who moved his family from one Baptist parish to the next throughout New York and Vermont. Attending Union College, Arthur showed far more interest in extracurricular activities and… more life in brief »

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Facts about Chester A. Arthur

Term
:
21st President of the United States (1881 – 1885)
Born
:
October 5, 1829, Fairfield, Vermont
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
November 18, 1886
Nickname
:
"The Gentleman Boss"
Education
:
Union College (graduated 1848)
Religion
:
Episcopalian
Marriage
:
October 25, 1859, to Ellen Lewis Herndon (1837–1880)
Children
:
William Lewis Herndon (1860–1863), Chester Alan (1864–1937), Ellen Herndon (1871–1915)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
Albany, New York

It is a matter for congratulation that the business of the country has been so prosperous during the past year...
December 6, 1881

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Consulting Editor

Justus Doenecke

Professor Doenecke is a professor emeritus of history at the New College of Florida. His writings include:

The Presidencies of James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (University Press of Kansas, 1981)

Debating Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Foreign Policies, 1933–1945 (With Mark S. Stoler, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005)

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