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Arthur Chester Alan

Arthur, Chester Alan, President of the United States, born in 1830, early took a part in political life and became a prominent member of the Republican party. In 1871 he held the post of Collector of Customs for the port of New York. In 1880 he was elected Vice-President and succeeded Garfield as President on the death of the latter in 1881. He died in 1886.