Chester Arthur

Chester Arthur Postcard - Morris Katz 1968


  • Twenty-first President (1881-1885)
  • Birthday: October 5, 1829 (Monday)
  • Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Date of Death: November 18, 1886 (Thursday)
  • Place of Death: New York City, New York
  • Place of Burial: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York
  • Cause of Death: Stroke
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 624 days
  • Religion: Episcopal
  • Party: Republican

Chester Arthur Offices Held

  • Vice President (1881)
  • Collector of the Port of New York (1871-1878)

Chester Arthur Nicknames

  • Prince Arthur
  • Gentleman Boss
  • Elegant Arthur
  • Chet
  • The Dude President
  • Walrus

Chester Arthur Pets

  • Horses
  • Rabbit

Chester Arthur Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 0 inches

Chester Arthur Quotes

Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken. (on the death of President James Garfield)
The countries of the American continent and the adjacent islands are for the United States the natural marts of supply and demand.
It is provided by the Constitution that the President shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the Union and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.
Since I came here I have learned that Chester A. Arthur is one man and the President of the United States is another.
As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.

Chester Arthur Timeline – Family

  • December 5, 1796 Reverend William Arthur (Father) born in Dreen, Ballymena, Antrim, Ireland.
  • April 29, 1802 Malvina Stone Arthur (Mother) born in Berkshire, Vermont.
  • April 12, 1821 Reverend William Arthur (Father) marries Malvina Stone (Mother) in Dunham, Quebec, Canada.
  • March 8, 1822 Regina Malvina Arthur Caw (Sister) born in Dunham, Quebec, Canada.
  • March 14, 1824 Jane Arthur (Sister) born in Burlington, Vermont.
  • December 22, 1825 Almeda Arthur Masten (Sister) born in Jericho, Vermont.
  • January 1, 1828 Ann Eliza Arthur (Sister) born in Waterville, Vermont.
  • October 5, 1829 Chester Alan Arthur born in Fairfield, Vermont.
  • April 5, 1832 Malvina Arthur Haynesworth (Sister) born in Fairfield, Vermont.
  • May 28, 1834 William “Major Wm” Arthur (Brother) born in Hinesburg, Vermont.
  • May 24, 1836 George Arthur (Brother) born in Perry, New York.
  • August 30, 1837 Ellen “Nell” Lewis Herndon Arthur (Wife) born in Culpeper Court House, Virginia.
  • March 8, 1838 George Arthur (Brother) dies in New York.
  • July 5, 1841 Mary “Molly” Arthur McElroy (Sister) born in Greenwich, New York.
  • April 15, 1842 Jane Arthur (Sister) dies.
  • October 25, 1859 Chester Alan Arthur marries Ellen “Nell” Lewis Herndon (Wife) at Calvary Episcopal Church in New York City, New York.
  • December 10, 1860 William Lewis Herndon Arthur (Son) born.
  • July 7, 1863 William Lewis Herndon Arthur (Son) dies.
  • July 25, 1864 Chester Alan Arthur II (Son) born in New York City, New York.
  • January 16, 1869 Malvina Stone Arthur (Mother) dies in Newtonville, New York.
  • November 21, 1871 Ellen “Nell” Herndon Arthur Pinkerton (Daughter) born.
  • October 27, 1875 Reverend William Arthur (Father) dies in Newtonville, New York.
  • January 12, 1880 Ellen “Nell” Lewis Herndon Arthur (Wife) dies in New York City, New York.
  • November 18, 1886 Chester Alan Arthur dies in New York City, New York.
  • March 26, 1899 Almeda Arthur Masten (Sister) dies in Cohoes, New York.
  • November 16, 1910 Regina Malvina Arthur Caw (Sister) dies in Albany, New York.
  • February 27, 1915 William “Major Wm” Arthur (Brother) dies.
  • April 10, 1915 Ann Eliza Arthur (Sister) dies in Albany, New York.
  • September 6, 1915 Ellen “Nell” Herndon Arthur Pinkerton (Daughter) dies.
  • January 8, 1917 Mary “Molly” Arthur McElroy (Sister) dies in Albany, New York.
  • January 16, 1920 Malvina Arthur Haynesworth (Sister) dies.
  • July 18, 1937 Chester Alan Arthur II (Son) dies in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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