21 Chester Arthur

21 Chester Arthur

21 Chester Arthur

21 Chester Arthur
21 Chester Arthur

 
  • Term: 21st President of the United States (1881-1885)
  • Born: October 5, 1829, Fairfield, Vermont
  • Nickname: "The Gentleman Boss"
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: October 25, 1859, to Ellen Lewis Herndon (1837-1880)
  • Children: William Lewis Herndon (1860-1863), Chester Alan (1864-1937), Ellen Herndon (1871-1915)
  • Education: Union College (graduated 1848)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Died: November 18, 1886, New York, New York
  • Buried: Albany, New York

Chester Arthur Trivia:
Graduated Union College (1848). Vice President under Garfield. Arthur's wife, Ellen Lewis Herndon, died before he became president, so Arthur's sister, Mary Arthur McElroy, served as White House hostess. Arthur enjoyed walking at night and seldom went to bed before 2 A.M. He had 24 wagon loads of old furniture and junk removed from the White House before moving in. A man-about-town, he entertained lavishly and often, and enjoyed going to nightclubs. Arthur told a temperance group that called on him at the White House, "I may be President of the United States, but my private life is my own damn business." Arthur destroyed all of his personal papers before his death.


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