Chester A. Arthur

21st US President Chester A. Arthur Full Name: Chester A. Arthur
Nationality: American

Profession: 21st US President
Political Party: Republican
Political Titles: Vice President

Presidential Term: September 19, 1881 - March 4, 1885
Preceded By: James Garfield
Succeeded By: Grover Cleveland

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.

Born: October 5, 1829
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont, USA

Died: November 18, 1886 (aged 57)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Married Life

  • 1859-10-25 US President Chester A. Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

Historical Events in the Life of Chester A. Arthur

  • 1881-09-20 Chester A. Arthur sworn in as 21st president
  • 1883-05-24 Brooklyn Bridge opened by President Arthur & NY Governor Cleveland

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