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1 Chester Alan Arthur By Jessica Madison B-4th

2 Childhood Chester Alan Arthur was the 5th child and first son of Malvina (Stone) and William Arthur.Chester Alan Arthur was the 5th child and first son of Malvina (Stone) and William Arthur. Chester Arthur was born October 5, 1829, in the temporary parsonage of North Fairfield’s, Vermont.Chester Arthur was born October 5, 1829, in the temporary parsonage of North Fairfield’s, Vermont. Described as a tall, genial, good-looking and sociable student, he pursued a classical education and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his senior year.Described as a tall, genial, good-looking and sociable student, he pursued a classical education and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his senior year.

3 Marriage Arthur married Ellen Lewis Herndon, the daughter of a wealthy Virginia family, in “Nell” readily assumed the duties of social director for the household.Arthur married Ellen Lewis Herndon, the daughter of a wealthy Virginia family, in “Nell” readily assumed the duties of social director for the household. The Arthur's had two children, Chester Alan II and Ellen Herndon Arthur, and maintained a fine residence at 2123 Lexington Avenue in New York City.The Arthur's had two children, Chester Alan II and Ellen Herndon Arthur, and maintained a fine residence at 2123 Lexington Avenue in New York City. Mrs.. Arthur died in 1880, prior to her husband’s vice presidential nomination.Mrs.. Arthur died in 1880, prior to her husband’s vice presidential nomination. Arthur never overcame this loss, every day in the White House he had roses placed next to his wife’s photograph.Arthur never overcame this loss, every day in the White House he had roses placed next to his wife’s photograph.

4 Jobs before Office Arthur split his time over the next six years between teaching school and studying law before he started practicing law in New York in 1854.Arthur split his time over the next six years between teaching school and studying law before he started practicing law in New York in Military Service: Quartermaster General, US Army, Civil WarMilitary Service: Quartermaster General, US Army, Civil War Profession: Teacher, School Principal, AttorneyProfession: Teacher, School Principal, Attorney Political: Collector of the Port of New York, Vice President (For 6 months before becoming President)Political: Collector of the Port of New York, Vice President (For 6 months before becoming President)

5 Presidency Arthur takes vice president on march 4, 1881.Arthur takes vice president on march 4, When President Garfield was shot on July 2, 1881.When President Garfield was shot on July 2, On September 19, 1881, Arthur received word that the president had died.On September 19, 1881, Arthur received word that the president had died. Within three hours Arthur had been sworn in as the twenty-first president of the United States. Within three hours Arthur had been sworn in as the twenty-first president of the United States.

6 Major Events April 4, 1882-Arthur vetoes the first Chinese Exclusion Act, which would have banned the immigration of Chinese laborers for twenty years and denied American citizenship to current Chinese residents; the veto greatly angers labor groups, who feel increasingly threatened by the influx of Chinese labor.April 4, 1882-Arthur vetoes the first Chinese Exclusion Act, which would have banned the immigration of Chinese laborers for twenty years and denied American citizenship to current Chinese residents; the veto greatly angers labor groups, who feel increasingly threatened by the influx of Chinese labor. May 15, 1882-Arthur approves a bill to appoint a tariff commission.May 15, 1882-Arthur approves a bill to appoint a tariff commission. July 1, 1882-Arthur vetoes the Carriage of Passengers at Sea Bill, a steamboat safety bill, claiming that it contains several major technical errors.July 1, 1882-Arthur vetoes the Carriage of Passengers at Sea Bill, a steamboat safety bill, claiming that it contains several major technical errors.

7 After Office President Chester A. Arthur’s nickname was “The Gentleman Boss"President Chester A. Arthur’s nickname was “The Gentleman Boss" Died on November 18, 1886 at the age of 57, only 20 months after leaving office.Died on November 18, 1886 at the age of 57, only 20 months after leaving office. Buried in Albany, New YorkBuried in Albany, New York

8 Fun Facts 1. Arthur put the White House furniture up for auction1. Arthur put the White House furniture up for auction 2. Arthur had no Vice President2. Arthur had no Vice President 3. Arthur destroyed his records3. Arthur destroyed his records 4. No Inaugural Address4. No Inaugural Address 5. Arthur’s questionable citizenship5. Arthur’s questionable citizenship 6. The first oath in a president’s home.6. The first oath in a president’s home. 7. Arthur requested standardized time7. Arthur requested standardized time 8. Late night strolls8. Late night strolls 9. A skilled fisherman9. A skilled fisherman 10. A sharp dressed man10. A sharp dressed man

9 Mr. President References Jessica Madison Chester Alan Arthur "President Chester A. Arthur." Vermont Sate History Sites. State Historic Sites, n.d. Web. 11 Apr "President Chester A. Arthur." Vermont Sate History Sites. State Historic Sites, n.d. Web. 11 Apr "Key events in the Presidency of Chester A Arthur." Miller Center of Public Affairs. American President An online Reference Resource, n.d. Web. 11 Apr "Key events in the Presidency of Chester A Arthur." Miller Center of Public Affairs. American President An online Reference Resource, n.d. Web. 11 Apr "Chester A Arthur." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr "Chester A Arthur." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr "Chester Arthur Fast Facts." About.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr "Chester Arthur Fast Facts." About.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr "10 interesting facts about Chester Arthur." Who's Who Republican Presidents. N.p., Web. 11 Apr "10 interesting facts about Chester Arthur." Who's Who Republican Presidents. N.p., Web. 11 Apr


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