Chester A Arthur
21st President of the United States
Chester Arthur
1881 - 1885

Vice President: None
Born: October 5, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont
Died: November 18, 1886, in New York, New York
Career/Occupation: Lawyer
Religion: Episcopalian
Education: Graduated from Union College (1848)
Political Party: Republican
Nickname(s): "The Gentleman Boss"; "Elegant Arthur"

Other Government Positions:
Vice-President 1881 (under James Garfield)

Presidential Salary: $50,000

Presidential Firsts:

  • The first president born in Vermont.
  • The first president to take the oath of office in his own home.
  • The first president to have an elevator installed in the White House.
  • The first president to have been appointed to a non-cabinet or ambassadorial federal office, having been appointed Collector of the Port of New York by Ulysses S. Grant in 1871.

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