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James Abram Garfield painting Tina Mion art

Chester Alan Arthur, The Two of Spades
21st President of the United States, 1881—1885

Arthur was a romantic. He had large seal eyes and a full round face on which he sported walrus whiskers. A recent widower on entering the White House, Arthur had flowers placed before his wife’s portrait every day and never recovered from her death. He was also deeply haunted by Garfield’s assassination. He was considered honest, but his party at that time – not so much. They didn’t nominate him for a second term. He died a broken man less than two years out of office.

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