Chester A. Arthur

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Portrait, Chester Alan Arthur Chester Alan Arthur 21st President of the United States (September 19, 1881 to March 3, 1885) Nickname: “The Gentleman Boss”; “Elegant Arthur” Born: October 5, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont Died: November 18, 1886, in New York, New York

Father: William Arthur Mother: Malvina Stone Arthur Married: Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur (1837-1880), on October 25, 1859 Children: William Lewis Herndon Arthur (1860-63); Chester Alan Arthur (1864-1937); Ellen Herndon Arthur (1871-1915) Religion: Episcopalian Education: Graduated from Union College (1848) Occupation: Lawyer Political Party: Republican Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $50,000/year

Presidential Election Results:
Never ran for president.

Vice President: None Cabinet:

Secretary of State
James G. Blaine (1881)
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen (1881-85)
Secretary of the Treasury
William Windom (1881)
Charles J. Folger (1881-84)
Walter Q. Gresham (1884)
Hugh McCulloch (1884-85)
Secretary of War
Robert Todd Lincoln (1881-85)
Attorney General
I. Wayne MacVeagh (1881)
Benjamin H. Brewster (1882-85)
Postmaster General
Thomas L. James (1881-82)
Timothy O. Howe (1882-83)
Walter Q. Gresham (1883-84)
Frank Hatton (1884-85)
Secretary of the Navy
William H. Hunt (1881-82)
William E. Chandler (1882-85)
Secretary of the Interior
Samuel J. Kirkwood (1881-82)
Henry M. Teller (1882-85)

Supreme Court Appointments:

Associate Justice
Horace Gray (1882-1902)
Samuel Blatchford (1882-93)

Notable Events: Internet Biographies:

Chester A. Arthur — from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Chester A. Arthur — from American Presidents: Life Portraits — C-SPAN
Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN’s 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
Chester A. Arthur — from U.S. Presidents
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Historical Documents:

None

Other Internet Resources: Points of Interest:


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