Full Name: Chester A. Arthur
Profession: 21st US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Vice President
Why Famous: The 21st President of the United States (1881–85), he became president after James Garfield was assassinated.
His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration.
- 1859-10-25 US President Chester A. Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York
- 1881-09-20 Chester A. Arthur sworn in as 21st president
- 1883-05-24 Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & NY Governor Cleveland