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We had a president named Chester A. Arthur? Never heard of him. Well, I must have when I was a kid but that name is not familiar to me at all. I saw it on some website's trivia thing about him having 80 pairs of trousers.

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big_girl
Apr. 30th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
He figured prominently in one of the Die Hard movies. The one with Samuel Jackson.
delphica
Apr. 30th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Dude, yes we had a president named Chester A. Arthur. He's the Father of Civil Service! I have that Laura Ingalls book about San Francisco to send you, and now I'm going to add Assassination Vacation.
jamespolk
May. 1st, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Dammit. I was going to reply to mention both the Die Hard and civil service thing.

So I'll just have to point out that the really amazing thing about him being the father of civil service reform is that he was purely a product of the Tammany Hall political machine.
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zyzzyva23
May. 1st, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, i'm pretty sure that's how this guy got it.
zyzzyva23
May. 1st, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
I seem to remember some Daily Show segment saying, "Chester A Arthur was voted Most Likely to Never Be Remembered."

ION, i discovered today that the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has an entire file drawer full of Gonzalez. That's out of about 25 file drawers total.
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