Chester Arthur: A Resource Guide
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about Chester Arthur and his presidency, including the front pages of the following newspapers just after the death of James Garfield on September 19, 1881:
& Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
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A selection of highlights from PPOC includes:
On July 2, 1881, Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded the newly inaugurated U.S. President James A. Garfield in the lobby of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Depot in Washington, D.C., as he yelled, "I am a stalwart and Arthur is now President of the United States!" President Garfield did not die immediately, but lingered for eleven weeks. Vice President Chester A. Arthur became president of the United States on September 20, 1881.
Chester Arthur Papers
John Sellers, historical specialist with the Manuscript
examines important documents found in
the Chester Arthur Papers at the Library of Congress. [Catalog Record]