Born on 5th October in 1829 at Vermont, Chester Arthur was the son of William Arthur and Malvina Stone. the family had immigrated to numerous places in Europe on the lookout for a permanent settlement. His primary education also suffered somewhat because the family kept on shifting from one place to another. However, his potentials as a successful political leader were apparent from his very early days.
He completed his graduation from the Union College in the year 1848. After being admitted to the bar, he began practicing law in New York City. On 25th October 1859 he tied the knot with Ellen Nell Lewis Herndon.
Chester A. Arthur's presence started to be felt from the time of the American Civil War, where he had served as a Quartermaster General for New York. the State Republican Committee had an Executive Committee and Chester Arthur was made the Chairperson of the committee. Apart from that, he was also the official tax collector of the Port of New York, a post that he assumed in the year 1871 and continued till 1878. He was made the 20th Vice President of the United States of America. But the unfortunate death of President Garfield led Chester Arthur to become the President of the country in 1880.
|Presidential Term and its details|
|Dates:||September 20, 1881-March 4, 1885|
|Vice President:||None (1881-85)|
After Arthur successfully completed his tenure as a President in 1885, he returned to New York. He had a premature death as a result of a severe cerebral hemorrhage. He breathed his last on 18th November 1886, at an age of 57 years.
there are many interesting facts about the life of Chester Arthur that remain away from the public eye. Some of these interesting facts are as follows:
- When Chester Arthur moved to White House, he was dumbstruck by the huge amount of furniture that was piled up in the place. He got the entire furniture removed in 26 wagons and sold them for just $8000, including many invaluable furnitures.
- He intended not to keep any personal documents after his death and as a result he damaged the entire lot of personal papers prior his death.
- President Arthur Chester was a skilled fisherman and even went out fishing in his leisure time.
- One of the funniest things about President Arthur was his a habit of changing his pants numerous times daily.
Many of his Arthur Chester's quotes that have survived the passage of time, include the following:
- Since I came here I have learned that Chester A. Arthur is one man and the President of the United States is another."
- Men may die, but the fabric of free institutions remains unshaken."
- the extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it."
- I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
Last Updated : October 19, 2013