Lead: Although historians regard his presidency as one of modest achievements, Chester Arthur left a legacy of elegance in the White House.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Chester Arthur became the twenty-first president on September 19, 1881, after James Garfield was shot by an assassin’s bullet on July 2, 1881. Just four months into his term, Garfield was the fourth president to die in office and the second to be assassinated. He lingered for eighty days.


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