Born - October 5, 1830
Death – November 18, 1886 - Age 56
Birthplace – Fairfield, Vermont
Vice President – None
First Lady – Ellen Lewis Herndon
Term - 1881 to 1885
Children - William, Chester Jr., Ellen
Nickname - Elegant Arthur
Famous Quote - " Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken."
He owned 80 pairs of pants, which he changed several times each day.
He decided to redecorate the White House before he moved. He sold 24 wagon loads of priceless presidential furniture and belongings.
He was a teacher.
He gave exams when he was in office. He created difficult tests that applicants had to pass to earn their jobs.
He loved to fish. He caught an 80 lb. bass off the coast of Rhode Island. It was one of the biggest fish ever caught in that region.
He graduated from Union College.
He enjoyed going to Night Clubs.
His wife died before he took office. His sister, Mary Arthur McElroy, served as White House Hostess.
He destroyed all his personal papers before he died.
He believed his personal business was no one else's business.