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Chester Alan Arthur
21st President of the United States
Nickname: "The Gentleman Boss"; "Elegant Arthur"
Born: October 5, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont
Father: William Arthur
Mother: Malvina Stone Arthur
Married: Ellen Lewis Herndon (1837-1880), on October 25, 1859
Children: William Lewis Herndon Arthur (1860-63); Chester Alan Arthur (1864-1937); Ellen Herndon Arthur (1871-1915)
Education: Graduated from Union College (1848)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- Vice president, 1881 (under Garfield)
Presidential Salary: $50,000/year
|Never ran for president.|
- 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 McVeagh (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:
- 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 The American President
- 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.
- News of Chester Arthur’s Death — from Dead Presidents
- The text from page 1 of The New York Times, November 19, 1886. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.
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