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Who was Chester Arthur?
Chester Arthur was the 21st President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1881 and ended in 1885. He was 51 years old when he first began his term of office on September 19, 1881.

Chester Arthur's Nickname Meanings
Chester Alan Arthur was named after his paternal grandfather 'Alan Arthur' and the doctor who delivered him 'Dr. Chester Abell'. Some of his family and friends called him 'Chet'. He had a variety of nicknames including Elegant Arthur, Dude President, Prince Arthur and Walrus. The nicknames referred to his reputation as a fashion conscious president who liked to indulge in extravagant luxury. The 'Walrus' nickname referred to his looks and his trademark 'handlebar' moustache.


Description and Picture of Chester Arthur
The picture of Chester Arthur portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 6 feet 2 inches in height, a chubby man, 224 pounds in weight. He had dark colored eyes and his wavy hair was brown that turned gray with age. His appearance was dominated by his trademark 'handlebar' moustache which earned him the 'Walrus' nickname. He enjoyed the best things in life, eating the finest foods and wearing fashionable, expensive clothes.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Chester Arthur like?
The personality of Chester Arthur is described as gregarious and likeable with a friendly manner. He mixed well with people from different walks of life and was noted for his charm and elegance. He was a compassionate and emotional man who was extremely loyal to his friends.

Facts about President Chester Arthur and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Chester Arthur famous for? Why was Chester Arthur important? The history and life of President Chester Arthur during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Chester Arthur Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Chester Arthur?  
 He was the 21st President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1881 and ended in 1885 (September 19, 1881 to March 3, 1885) .
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Chester Arthur hold before his presidency?
 Vice president, 1881 (under James Garfield)
Who was his Vice President?
 He had no Vice President
What were the major events and accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882
 Pendleton Act (1883) for Civil Service reform
 He was a reformer and worked for the re-unification of the nation after the Civil War and Reconstruction
 The Star-Route Scandal involving bribes of Postal Officials (1882)
 The Bureau of Labor was established (1884)
What was Chester Arthur' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "Elegant Arthur"
Who was Chester Arthur' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Mary McElroy
President Chester Arthur Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Chester Arthur
Chester Arthur was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Chester Arthur can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Chester Arthur Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Chester Arthur born?  
 He was born on October 5, 1829, in Fairfield, Vermont, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was William Arthur
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Malvina Stone Arthur
Where was Chester Arthur educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Union College (He graduated in 1848)
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did Chester Arthur do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Chester Arthur' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Ellen Lewis Herndon (1837-1880). They married on October 25, 1859
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were William Lewis Herndon Arthur (1860-63); Chester Alan Arthur (1864-1937); Ellen Herndon Arthur (1871-1915)
When did Chester Arthur die?
 He died on November 18, 1886, in New York, New York
Chester Arthur Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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