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Chester Arthur Fast Facts

Twenty-First President of the United States


Chester A Arthur, Sixteenth President of the United States

Chester A Arthur, Sixteenth President of the United States

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Here is a quick list of fast facts for Chester Arthur. For more in depth information, you can also read the Chester Arthur Biography

Birth: October 5, 1830

Death: November 18, 1886

Term of Office: September 20, 1881 - March 3, 1885

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term - Finished out the term after James Garfield was assassinated.

First Lady: His wife, Ellen Herndon, died before he took office.

Chester Arthur Quote: "I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)
  • Pendleton Act (1883)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • None

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Chester Arthur Biography
Take a more in depth look at the twenty-first president of the United States through this biography. You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

Immigration to the United States
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 suspended all Chinese immigration for a period of ten years. Read about this and other important historical events related to Immigration here.

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