Happy 182nd Birthday to our 21st President
The 5th of October is President Arthur’s birthday, he is probably my favorite president for all the wrong reasons.He wasn’t in office for terribly long, frankly if Garfield hadn’t been shot we probably wouldn’t remember Arthur. But Garfield was shot, and Arthur became our dandiest president ever. I am so terribly fond of him not because of policy or programs but because he took such a keen interest in redecorating the White House. I’ve explored this theme before, so i will not bore you with details, for a refresher check out this earlier post.
So happy happy Mr. President, thank you for making the White House , at least for a short moment such an aesthetic wonderland.
21st President of the United States of America
b. October 5th 1829
d. November 18th 1886
Recquiscat in Pace
A bit of the Chester-Tiffany magic, see post for more details.
Until next time,