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Chester A. Arthur

21st President of the United States

(1881-1885)

&

20th Vice-President of the United States

(1881)

"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

Vice-President: ----

Died: November 18, 1886

Age at Death: 56

Place of Burial: Albany, New York

President at Time of Death: Grover Cleveland