Chester A. Arthur was born in Vermont but grew up in New York where he became a lawyer. A brigadier general in the Union Army, he did not see combat in the Civil War. Arthur was assigned to the Quartermaster Department, where he was responsible for housing and outfitting troops. In 1871, he was appointed to the powerful post of Collector of the Port of New York by Ulysses Grant. He was fired from that post by President Hayes in an attempt to reform the patronage system. Arthur was elected vice president in 1881 to balance the ticket, but he became president when James Garfield was assassinated. As president, Arthur took up the cause of reform and rebuilt the Navy.
This U.S. Vice President Chester A. Arthur History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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