|Chester A Arthur|
21st President of the United States
1881 - 1885
Vice President: None
Born: October 5, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont
Died: November 18, 1886, in New York, New York
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
- 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.