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"No higher or more assuring proof could exist of the strength and permanence of popular government than the fact that though the chosen of the people be struct down, his Constitutional successor is peacefully installed without shock or strain."
--Remarks at Swearing In, 1881
Full Name: Chester Alan Arthur
Born: October 5, 1830
Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont
Father: William Arthur (1796-1875)
Mother: Malvina Stone Arthur (1802-1869)
Wife: Ellen Herndon Arthur (1837-1880)
Married: October 25, 1859
Religious Preference: Episcopalian
Previous Experience: Teacher, school principal, lawyer, Quartermaster General of New York, Vice-President
Political Party: Republican
Age at Inauguration: 50
Term of Office (President): September 20, 1881 - March 4, 1885
Term of Office (Vice-President): March 4, 1881 - September 20, 1881
Died: November 18, 1886
Age at Death: 56
Place of Burial: Albany, New York
President at Time of Death: Grover Cleveland