Chester A. Arthur
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"Chester Alan Arthur" was the List of Presidents of the United States/21st President of the United States (1881–85); he succeeded James Garfield upon the latter's Assassination of James A. Garfield/assassination. At the outset, Arthur struggled to overcome his reputation, stemming from his beginnings in politics as a politician from the New York City Republican Party (United States)/Republican political machine. He succeeded by embracing the cause of United States federal civil service/civil service reform. His advocacy for, and subsequent enforcement of, the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act was the centerpiece of his administration.

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