Chester A. Arthur

Political Offices

How did Arthur become involved in politics?

Arthur supported Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 election and Ulysses S. Grant in the 1868 election. He had become very active in the Republican Party in his home state. He served as state chairman of the party’s executive committee. His political party work, however, detracted from his law practice. He managed to land a job for a short period of time as counsel to the New York tax commission.


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