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Chester Alan Arthur

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Ethan Viveiros

on 1 May 2014

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Transcript of Chester Alan Arthur

Chester Alan Arthur was only elected once out of the one time that he ran. He chose not to run again after his first term was over. He didn't have a vice president but before he became president he was James A. Garfield's vice president. After Chester A. Arthur's first term was over then Grover Cleveland ran for presidency.
There is still some controversy on where Chester A. Arthur was born. There are books that go against the fact of him being born in Fairfield, VT. THere is a number of people who believe that PResident Arthur was bborn in Canada where his dad immagrated from.
Chester A. Arthur's Birth Story
Early Life
He was born in Fairfield, Vermont on Oct. 5, 1829. He had three children; Chester Alan Arthur II, William Lewis Hendon Arthur, and Ellen Hansbrough Arthur.
Chester Alan Arthur had six sisters and two brothers. His sisters were MAry Arthur Mcelroy, Anna Eliza Arthur, Malvina Arthur Haynesworth, Almeda Arthur Masten, Jane Arthur, and Regina Arthur Caw. Her brothers were William and George Arthur.
Chester Alan Arthur was married to Ellen Lewis Herndon on October 25, 1859. Their first son William Lewis Herndon Arthur died at the age of three. They were married at Cavalry Episcopal Church in New York City. He was a lawyer and a civil servant before he became president.
I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business.
-Chester Alan Arthur
His mother Malvina Stone Arthur was a very religious person and she did not like that her son Chester was not baptized. Her husband William Arthur was a Baptist preacher and they had nine kids together. Chester Alan was their fifth.
Chester Alan Arthur
Chester Alan Arthur was the twenty-first president of the United States and he served one term from September 19, 1881 to March 4, 1885. He was educated at State and National Law School in Saratoga County in New York (1853) and at Union School (1845-1848) in Schenectady, New York.
Ellen Hansbrough Arthur
William Lewis Hendon Arthur
Chester Alan Arthur III

After his presidency was done he died after only eighteen months in New York City on November 18, 1886. He died of Bright's Disease which is a fatal kidney disease. President CLeveland was inaguarated after President Arthur's term was up.
I thought that even though Chester A. Arthur was not the most renown president, he was still a very good president. He did many good things for our country and he did not make any major mistakes that put our country in a setback.




The Spoils System
Chester A. Arthur supported the spoils system when he first ran for presidency but after he became president he did away with the spoils system.
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