Chester Alan Arthur

Chester Alan Arthur (1829 - 1886)

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President Chester Alan Arthur
Born in Fairfield, Vermont, USAmap
Husband of — married in New York, New Yorkmap
Died in New York City, New York, USAmap
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Chester Arthur 21st President of the United States
20th President James Garfield ⇐ | ⇒ 22nd President Grover Cleveland


Chester Arthur was the 21st President of the United States.His presdiency began after the murder of President James Garfield in July of 1881.

He married Ellen Lewis Herndon and he was the father of two sons [1].

There is a debate whether Chester Arthur was American as he was born in Canada but because his parents were American , his candidacy for Presidency was never challenged [1].

One son died as a three years old child. He had two other children Chester Alan Arthur, Jr. and Ellen "Nell" Arthur.

He died on the 18th of November 1886 in New York City and he is buried in Albany, New York [1].


Arthur County, Nebraska is named in his honor.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America. First ed. Arco Company, 1975

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Chester Alan Arthur 21st President
Chester Alan Arthur 21st President

William Arthur, Baptist Minister, Hoosick, New York
William Arthur, Baptist Minister, Hoosick, New York

The Chester Alan Arthur Family at the White House
The Chester Alan Arthur Family at the White House

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On 5 Oct 2016 at 10:26 GMT Magnus Sälgö wrote:


On 23 Aug 2015 at 21:53 GMT Renee Malloy wrote:

Is there no birth certificate because he was not born in America?

On 15 Jun 2015 at 22:32 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

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On 2 Nov 2014 at 03:18 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Chester Arthur is notable.
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