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Chester A. Arthur

1829 - 1886

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Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885. Previously the 20th U.S. vice president, he succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President James A. Garfield in September 1881, two months after Garfield was shot by an assassin. Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, grew up in upstate New York and practiced law in New York City. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chester A. Arthur has received more than 5,890,631 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 111 in 2019). Chester A. Arthur is the 1,568th most popular politician (down from 1,562nd in 2019), the 474th most popular biography from United States (up from 539th in 2019) and the 59th most popular American Politician.

Chester A. Arthur is most famous for being the 21st President of the United States, serving from 1881 to 1885.

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Among politicians, Chester A. Arthur ranks 1,568 out of 15,577Before him are Boudica, John VI of Portugal, Lucullus, Leo IV the Khazar, José Eduardo dos Santos, and Chulalongkorn. After him are Leo I the Thracian, Béla III of Hungary, Lazar Kaganovich, Kurt Schuschnigg, Anchises, and Romanos I Lekapenos.

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Among people born in 1829, Chester A. Arthur ranks 6Before him are Oscar II of Sweden, Geronimo, Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, and Anton Rubinstein. After him are John Everett Millais, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, Theodor Billroth, and Alfred Brehm. Among people deceased in 1886, Chester A. Arthur ranks 6Before him are Franz Liszt, Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Emily Dickinson, and Leopold von Ranke. After him are John Deere, Amilcare Ponchielli, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Alexander Butlerov, and Prince Louis, Count of Trani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chester A. Arthur ranks 474 out of 18,182Before him are Oprah Winfrey (1954), Lauren Bacall (1924), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Sarah Palin (1964), Danny Trejo (1944), and Goldie Hawn (1945). After him are Bryan Cranston (1956), Eddie Murphy (1961), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Alan Shepard (1923), William S. Burroughs (1914), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Chester A. Arthur ranks 59Before him are William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), Colin Powell (1937), John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), and Sarah Palin (1964). After him are Crazy Horse (1840), John Kerry (1943), Bernie Sanders (1941), James E. Webb (1906), Nelson Rockefeller (1908), and Boris Johnson (1964).