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Chester Alan ARTHUR
1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States

In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his familiar role as spoilsman, backed civil service reform, reorganized the cabinet, and prosecuted political associates accused of post office graft. Losing machine support and failing to gain the reformers, he was not nominated for a full term in 1884.
September 19, 1881


Portrait and Biographical Record of Dubuque, Jones and Clayton Counties, Iowa, Chapman Pub Co, 1894

Monument erected at Fairfield, Vt. (thirteen miles from St. Albans) to mark the birth place of Chest

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