Monday, February 22, 2016

Lesser Known Presidents- Chester Arhur

by Brooklyn Swinford
February 18, 2016

Chester Arthur was the 21st President, he was president from  September 19th, 1881- March 4th, 1885. He was  a Vermont Native, he was active in the Republican Politics in the 1850s as a lawyer. Chester Arthur  took office right after James Garfield died (1831-1881). President Arthur was in poor health  so decided to retire at the end of his term. He died  November 18th, 1886. I asked a few people If they knew who he was and how long he was a president. The majority of them had no idea who he was.