Saturday, November 25, 2017

One a Day

September 2017 - Rapid City SD

Click on this link to get the background on the City of Presidents that I am showing daily.

There is no particular order to my posts.

21. Chester A. Arthur

Chester Alan Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont, in 1829. He was a practicing lawyer who, in the beginnings of the Civil War, served as Quartermaster General of the State of New York. Arthur was a man of fashion and was often seen with the social and political elite of New York and Washington. The former Collector of the Port of New York would become President after the assassination of James Garfield. One of the bigger, more popular pieces of legislation that Arthur ushered through was the Pendleton Civil Service Act, which established a Civil Service Commission and provided a "classified system" that made some Government positions obtainable only after written exams. In 1882, Arthur approved an immigration policy that denied admittance to paupers, criminals and lunatics. Arthur can be seen taking the Presidential oath on the corner of 5th St. & Main St. Arthur is considered one of the better Presidents of the late 19th century.

Sculptor: John Lopez

03 Jefferson
04 Madison
05 Monroe
06 Adams
08 Van Buren
09 Harrison
10 Tyler
11 Polk
14 Pierce
15 Buchanan
16 Lincoln
17 Johnson
18 Grant
19 Hayes
20 Garfield
22 Cleveland

24 Cleveland
25 McKinley
26 Roosevelt
27 Taft
30 Coolidge
31 Hoover
32 Roosevelt
33 Truman
34 Eisenhower
36 Johnson
37 Nixon
38 Ford
39 Carter
40 Reagan
41 Bush Sr.

43 Bush Jr

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