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Chester Alan Arthur:
A Presidential Unit

Chester Arthur was the 21st President of the United States of America. He was born 5 October 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont. He died 18 Nobember 1886.

Political Party: Republican
Years Served: September 19, 1881 to 3 March 1885
Vice President(s): none
Name of his parents: William Arthur and Malvina Stone
Wife's name: Ellen Lewis Herndon
Yearly Salary as President: $50,000
Physical Stature: 6 feet, 2 inches
State of Birth: Vermont

"President Arthure was a real gentlemen and like stylish clohtes. He enjoyed parties and loved to hunt and fish. He once caught an 80-pound bass. Chester Arthur wasn't sure he wanted to be President. He was quite nervous when he entered office. Arthur worked hard to be a good, honest President."

On Line Lesson Plans:

Chester Arthur from TeacherVision
Chester Arthur from DiscoverySchool.com
Presidential Thinkquest

Coloring Pages, Crafts, and Fun Activities:

Presidential Finger Puppets
Annie's Page
Chester Arthur from Enchanted Learning

On Line Resources:

President Arthur's obituary
President Chester A. Arthur
Chester Arthur from the Hall of Forgotten Presidents
Biography of Chester Arthur
American Presidents' Life Portraits
The American Presidency from Grollier
White House Historical Society
The History Buff -- US Presidents
Roll Call of the Presidents

Trivia Questions:

1. What were the names of the Arthur children and how many were there? [Answer: William Lewis Herndon Arthur (1860-63); Chester Alan Arthur (1864-1937); Ellen Herndon Arthur (1871-1915)]

2. What was the name of Arthur's vice president? [Answer: he didn't have a vice president.]

Of Note:

Chester Arthur never made an inauguration speech.

Sometimes at lavish White House dinner parties, President Arthur would take three hours to finish dinner.

Chester Arthur's sister was the hostess at the White House while he was President because his wife had died a year before he became president.


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