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Chester A. Arthur

 
 
Chester A. Arthur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2016
1. Chester A. Arthur Marker
Inscription.
Chester A. Arthur
President 1881-1885
lived in Hoosick, N.Y.
Union College Graduate 1848

 
Erected 1961 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 51.747′ N, 73° 19.672′ W. Marker is in Hoosick, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is at the intersection of Mapletown Road (New York State Route 7) and South Street (County Route 95) on Mapletown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4956 State Route 7, Hoosick NY 12089, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hoosick WW I & II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Early Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Hoosick Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grandma Moses (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Meeting House in Hoosic Falls (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dimick Tavern (approx. 3.7 miles away in Vermont); Battle of Bennington (approx. 4.3 miles away); Battle of Bennington Second Engagement (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hoosick.
 
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Chester A. Arthur Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marcus Schwarzmueller, August 25, 2016
2. Chester A. Arthur Marker
Northward.
Chester A. Arthur image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. Chester A. Arthur
This 1881 portrait of Chester Arthur by Ole Peter Hansen Balling hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

"When Vice President Chester Arthur succeeded to the presidency on the death of James Garfield, a newspaper noted that he was ‘not a man who would have entered anybody's mind’ as a worthy candidate for the office. Indeed, as a major player in a spoils system that reduced the civil service to a vehicle for rewarding party faithful, he struck many as an emblem of all that was wrong in American politics. As president, however, Arthur rose above his past to promote landmark legislation designed to curb the spoils system. He also proved to be a foe of other forms of corruption. When, for example, a ‘pork barrel’ bill for public improvements reached his desk, he vetoed it. This head-and-shoulders portrait can only hint at the fashionable figure that Arthur cut. With his muttonchop whiskers ‘trimmed to the perfection point’ and his suits made of only the finest fabrics, he invariably looked like the very epitome of the well-bred Victorian gentleman." -- National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   3. submitted on August 27, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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