Chester A. Arthur

21st President of the United States
In office
September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
Vice PresidentNone[a]
Preceded byJames A. Garfield
Succeeded byGrover Cleveland
20th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881
PresidentJames A. Garfield
Preceded byWilliam A. Wheeler
Succeeded byThomas A. Hendricks
10th Chairman of the New York State Republican Executive Committee
In office
September 11, 1879 – October 11, 1881
Preceded byJohn F. Smyth
Succeeded byB. Platt Carpenter
21st Collector of the Port of New York
In office
December 1, 1871 – July 11, 1878
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded byThomas Murphy
Succeeded byEdwin Atkins Merritt
Engineer-in-Chief of the New York Militia
In office
January 1, 1861 – January 1, 1863
Preceded byGeorge F. Nesbitt
Succeeded byIsaac Vanderpoel[1]
Inspector General of the New York Militia
In office
April 14, 1862 – July 12, 1862
Preceded byMarsena R. Patrick
Succeeded byCuyler Van Vechten[1]
Quartermaster General of the New York Militia
In office
July 27, 1862 – January 1, 1863
Preceded byCuyler Van Vechten
Succeeded bySebastian Visscher Talcott[1]
Personal details
Chester Alan Arthur

October 5, 1829
Fairfield, Vermont, U.S.
DiedNovember 18, 1886 (aged 57)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathCerebral hemorrhage
Resting placeAlbany Rural Cemetery
Menands, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (1854–1886)
Other political
Whig (before 1854)
Ellen Herndon
(m. 1859; died 1880)
Children3 (including Chester II)
ParentsWilliam Arthur
Malvina Stone
  • Lawyer
  • Civil servant
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Branch/serviceNew York (state) New York Militia
Years of service1857–1863
RankUnion Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier general
UnitSecond Brigade, New York Militia
Staff of Governor Edwin D. Morgan
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
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