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5th October 1829

Chester A. Arthur

American politician, 21st President of the United States (in office from 1881 to 1885)

Chester Alan Arthur was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States from 1881 to 1885; he succeeded James A. Garfield upon the latter's assassination. At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome a slightly negative reputation, which stemmed from his early career in politics as part of New York's Republican political machine. He succeeded by embracing the cause of civil service reform. His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration.

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  • Lived from
    1829 - 1886 (Died age 57)
  • Birthday:
    5th October 1829
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Libra
  • Place of Birth:
    Fairfield, Vermont
  • Country:
    United States of America