Elegant Arthur ~ Our 21st President

I was born in Vermont and named after the doctor who assisted my mother in giving birth to me.  

I worked my way up in the military to become brigadier general.  

I became president after the former president was assassinated.  

During my time in office, I passed The Pendleton Civil Service Act to prevent corruption in the government, and stopped Chinese immigration for ten years.  

I died from kidney disease shortly after my presidency ended.  

Who am I?

Chester A. Arthur

21st President of the United States
In Office
September 19, 1881 – March 4, 1885
Vice President – None