21st President of the United StatesResearch indicates Chester Alan Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, on October 5, 1829. When he was less than a year old his parents moved to a new parsonage built at this site. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Union College, he became a lawyer championing civil rights for blacks. Later, as Quartermaster General, he organized the provision of food & supplies to Union Civil War soldiers. On September 19, 1881, Arthur became president following the assassination of James Garfield. As president he advocated reducing tariffs and backed Civil Service reform, turning away from political patronage. Arthur died in 1886 and is buried in Albany, NY. This replica of the parsonage was built in 1954.
|Placed By||Vermont Division for Historic Preservation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:21am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 669145 N 4966973|
|Decimal Degrees||44.83611667, -72.86000000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 50.167', W 72° 51.6'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 50' 10.02" N, 72° 51' 36.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4588 Chester A Arthur Rd, Fairfield VT 05448, US|
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