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Chester Alan Arthur

21st President of the United States

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Chester Alan Arthur was born on October 5, 1829, on Fairfield VT. He graduated from Union College in 1848, taught school in Vermont, and then became a lawyer in VT. He graduated from Union College in 1848, taught school in Vermont, and then became a lawyer in [ny:newyork]. Associated with the Stalwarts, whose connections with the powerful New York machine made them enemies of civil service reform and supporters of patronage, Arthur was placed on the ticket in 1880 with [jag] in the interests of party harmony. After Garfield's assassination, he became president and surprisingly supported civil service reform. He was denied renomination in 1884 and died in New York City in 1886.

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Chester Alan Arthur was born on October 5, 1829, on [vt:fairfiel] VT. He graduated from Union College in 1848, taught school in Vermont, and then became a lawyer in [ny:newyork]. Associated with the Stalwarts, whose connections with the powerful New York machine made them enemies of civil service reform and supporters of patronage, Arthur was placed on the ticket in 1880 with [jag] in the interests of party harmony. After Garfield's assassination, he became president and surprisingly supported civil service reform. He was denied renomination in 1884 and died in New York City in 1886.