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Sarcophagus for President Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886) in Albany Rural Cemetery, on Cemetery Avenue off NY State Route 32, in Menands, Albany County, New York. Arthur, then vice president, became the 21st President of the United States in 1881 after President James A. Garfield succumbed to complications stemming from an assassin’s bullet. Generally forgotten today among the pantheon of presidents, Arthur competently led the country through an uneventful 4-year term.

Designed by Major David Bates Douglass and established in 1841, Albany Rural Cemetery is a 467-acre National Historic Landmark and the final resting place for over 135,000 people.

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Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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