Chester A. Arthur

Chester A. Arthur was the 21st President of the United States and served from September 19, 1881 to March 4, 1885.

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Who was Chester Alan Arthur?

Chester Alan Arthur (October 4, 1829 - Nov. 18, 1886) was 21st President of the United States. He was elected as Vice-President and became President when Garfield was killed.

He was from New York and was put on the ticket as a favor to the Stalwart faction of the Republican party. These people enjoyed the political patronage that federal law allowed at the time. Arthur was a lawyer and Collector of Customs of the Port of New York when he was elected Vice-President.

Once he became President, he pushed for civil service reform. His supporters in New York saw this as treason to his party, so they blocked his nomination for a second term.

One interesting thing is that they was a dispute about whether he was born in the US. He claimed to have been born in northern Vermont, but some said he was born farther north, in Canada. His was Canadian and he and his wife did live in Canada not long before Chester was born, so the Canadian birth seemed believable. The only hard evidence was a family Bible.

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What pets did Chester A Arthur have?

He did not have any cats or dogs. He may have had a pet rabbit.

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Where did Chester Arthur live after he was president?

Arthur retired to his home at 123 Lexington Avenue in New York City.

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Who were the children of NC Royal Governor Arthur Dobbs?

Dobbs 1689 to 1765, married Anne Osburn Norbury in 1719. They had three children, including Edward Brice who went to North Carolina with him.

In 1762, at age 72, he married 14-year-old Justina Davis.

I have visited Justina's grave in Halifax, North Carolina and would like to set the record straight. Justina died on Friday 6th December 1771, and according to her headstone "in her 26th year", meaning she would have been born in 1745. As she and Arthur were married in 1762, Justina would have been 17 years old, not 14 as so many have stated. This mistake probably comes from a lampoon of her marriage from the day, and the 7 could have been read as a 4. I have in my possession a copy of a will from 1780 in which Colonel Henry Rhodes of Onslow County, North Carolina spelled his daughter Henrietta Rhodes name 13 different ways in the same document, and he was a very well educated man.

For the record, Colonel Henry Rhodes, a Colonel in the Onslow Militia, responded to the call for help from Capt. William Dry when Brunswick was attack by Spanish privateers. Colonel Rhodes has a rich and colorful history, and his ancestor, and my good friend, John T. "Tim" Rhodes of Onslow, has written a book about him. I too have written a book of ghost stories which I am currently editing for re-release, but if you would like a copy of the original book please send me an email. In the book I describe my encounter with Justina in the cemetery at Brunswick Town State Historic Site.

Regards, John Midwood

Depending on the day the wedding took place Arthur may well have been 72, but I would say that he was probably 73. In a letter I have from a man who attended, many people have taken Arthur's age to be 78 but I think that it was actually 73.

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What was chester Arthur's education level?

Chester Arthur earned an undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and studied law enough to pass the bar exam and be licensed to practice law. I do not think he had a law degree.

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What are chester Alan Arthur's major accomplishments?

He insisted on having honest administration in the Customs House(NY). He was the "champion" of civil service reform.

He signed the Pendleton Civil Service Act, which provided for a "classified system" that allowed certain government positions to be obtained only through written examinations. This system protected people from being removed for political reasons, and ensured that they were awarded the position through their merit, rather than political party/connections.

He passed the Tariff Act, lowering tariff prices.

Passed the first federal immigration law, excluding paupers, criminals, and lunatics from entering the U.S., and Modernized the Navy

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Is Chester Arthur's house a museum?

no- it is privately owned and not open to the public. There is nothing left of Arthur there.

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Is Chester Arthur on any money?

Arthur is certainly not on any US money in circulation today and I do not think he ever appeared on US money. However, he is scheduled to appear on a one-dollar US coin, due to come out in February, 2012.

(update- these coins were issued as scheduled. They were available by order from the mint for about $4 each in sets. )

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Who was Chester Arthur's vice-president?

There was no vice-president after Arthur became president. Until 1967, a vacancy in the vice-presidential office was not filled until the next presidential election. Arthur was the elected vice-president but he moved up to President after Garfield was killed.
trick question, he didn't have one!

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What year did Chester Arthur retire from president?

March 4, 1885 was his last day in office. He completed the term to which James Garfield was elected.

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What did arthur fowler never have any of?

pauline

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Who were Chester Arthur's children?

Arthur and his wife , Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur, had two sons and a daughter, one of whom died in childhood. They were:

  • William Lewis Arthur ( Dec. 10, 1860 - July 7,1863) died at age 2.
  • Chester "Alan" Alan Arthur, Jr. (July 25,1864- July 18, 1937)
  • Ellen "Nell" Herndon Arthur ( Nov. 21,1871- Sept. 6 , 1915) married Charles Pinkerton.
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How did Chester A Arthur modernize the navy?

President Chester Arthur signed bills designating money to build modern steel-hulled ships. He also acquired the rights for Pearl Harbor to be used as a coaling station for the navy and took steps to curb corruption and incompetency in the navy. He is sometimes called the "Father of the Steel Navy".

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What were President Chester Arthur's Party Affiliation?

Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 - November 18, 1886) was an American politician who served as the twenty-first President of the United States. Arthur was a member of the Republican Party

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How tall was Chester Arthur?

Six foot two inches tall.

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Who is Chester McGlockton?

Chester McGlockton (born September 16, 1969 in Whiteville, North Carolina) is a former American Footballer.

McGlockton played with the Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos, and Jets in a career that spanned 1992-2003.

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What was Chester A Arthur's hair color?

His hair was brown.

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Who was Chester A Arthur's White House hostess?

His sister who was a widow, Mrs. Mary McElroy, served as his White House hostess.

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Did Chester A Arthur have a pet?

no. there is no record of chester A Arthur having any pets

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Who was the US President after Chester Alan Arthur?

Grover Cleveland was the US President after Chester Alan Arthur.

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Why didn't Chester Arthur have a vice president in office?

Vice President Chester Alan Arthur became President on September 20, 1881, after the death of President James Garfield.

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Who were Chester Arthur's siblings?

Chester Arthur had six sisters and one brother.He was the 5th of eight children.

  • Regina ( Mar 8, 1822- Jan 16, 1920) married William G. Caw
  • Jane (Mar 14, 1824- Apr 15, 1842) died age 18
  • Almeda (Jan 22,1826-March 26,1899) married James H Masten
  • Ann Eliza Arthur (Jan 1, 1828- April 10, 1915). schoolteacher in SC,
  • Malvina (1832-1916) married Henry Haynesworth
  • William Arthur (May 28,1834- Feb 27, 1915) army major- injured in Civil War
  • Mary (Jul 5, 1841-Jan 8,1917) - married Rev. John Edward McElroy- served as White House hostess for President Arthur
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What is the starting date of the Needham and Arthur expedition?

1673-1674

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Can anyone remember anything about the hotel Arthur in Huntington WV?

Yeahh my grandparents owned it.

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When was Chester Alan Arthur the president of the United States?

(September 19, 1881 to March 3, 1885)
Chester Alan Arthur was in office from September 20, 1881 until March 4,1885. He became President when Garfield died in office. Arthur was not nominated for a second term and so served a little less than one term.


The 21st President of the United States was Chester A. Arthur from September 19, 1881 to March 4, 1885

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