Chester Arthur - President of the United States (POTUS)

Then, on July 2, 1881, was shot in the back by , who shouted: "I am a of the Stalwarts... Arthur is president now!" Arthur's shock at the assassination was augmented by his mortification at Guiteau's claim of political kinship. (, Barzman, 1974) Garfield initially survived the shooting, but due to a combination of infections and the poor medical care of the time, he gradually deteriorated and died on September 19.

Historic Print: Mrs. Chester Arthur, half-length portrait, facing left

The next to resign was , whom Arthur had tried to renominate. Arthur nominated , another stalwart and a long-time friend.:257 For , Arthur nominated , a recommendation from Blaine which gave some factional balance to the administration. Grant, who had recommended , was upset by the Chandler pick and never fully forgave Arthur for the offense.:258


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Chester was buried next to Ellen in the Arthur family plot in the in , in a large on a large corner plot that contains the graves of many of his family members and ancestors. Sculptor designed the sarcophagus.


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He first attended the Baptist church in Perry, the pastor there being "Elder Arthur", father of Chester A. Arthur. The latter was then a little boy, and Mr. Webster, once calling at his house, put upon his head of the lad, remarked, "this little boy may yet be President of the United States." Years after, calling at the White House, he related the circumstances to President Arthur, who replied that he well remembered the incident although the name of the man who thus predicted his future had long since passed from his memory; then standing up he added. "You may place your hand upon my head again."

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Chester Arthur's Presidency was predicted by James Russel Webster, a Perry resident. A detailed account of this prediction is found in a self-written memorial for Webster. An excerpt from Webster's memorial:

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A champion of , Arthur was one of the attorneys who successfully represented ; her lawsuit, after being denied seating on a due to her race, contributed to the desegregation of New York City public transportation. In the "Lemmon Slave Case", Arthur helped secure the 1860 decision that slaves being transferred to a slave state through would be emancipated. Arthur also took an active part in the reorganization of the state .