Tag Archives: Chester Alan Arthur

Chet Arthur, Tiffany and the 19-Year Screen

No question about it, the White House receives a great deal of wear and tear. Chester A. Arthur: Accidental President Few people would have ever believed that Chester Alan Arthur, New York “spoilsman” politician, would ever have become President of … Continue reading

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Chester Alan Arthur: The Dandy President

Nothing but the very best would satisfy Chester Alan Arthur. An Insignificant Upbringing Nothing in his background remotely suggested that Chester Alan Arthur (1829-86) would ever be president. Of course that could be said about many of our chief executives. … Continue reading

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The Unexpected President: Chester Alan Arthur…..Life and Times: A Book Review

There are very few things that Chester Alan Arthur is “famous” for. One, is his mutton chop whiskers; the other is his statement that “I may be President of the United States, but my private life is my own business.” … Continue reading

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Chester Alan Arthur: A VEEP on Hold

Vice President Chester Alan Arthur became President following the assassination and death of James A. Garfield. CAA: The Basics Born in Vermont and raised in upstate New York, Chester Alan Arthur (183o-1886) was a preacher’s son who attended Union College, … Continue reading

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Destiny of the Republic: A Book Review

Its subtitle, “A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President” says it all. The Assassination of James A. Garfield Shooting a President, his lingering death, unbelievably incompetent doctors and a deranged assassin makes for a fine and … Continue reading

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Charles Julius Guiteau: Garfield’s Assassin

The old history books claim that the assassin of President James A. Garfield was a disgruntled office seeker – but was that really the case? President James Garfield was assassinated in July, 1881, but the trial of Charles Julius Guiteau … Continue reading

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Chester Alan Arthur: “Nobody’s Damn Business”

Chester Alan Arthur, known only by his distinctive and imposing whiskers, is one of the least known and least studied of our Presidents.  Chester Alan Arthur: The Basic Facts Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886) was a clergyman’s son, born in Vermont … Continue reading

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