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Chester
You fought hard
Arthur
Against odds

From New York he then headed west to Kansas
Lawyer bothered by what he witnessed out there
Represented those who couldn’t defend themselves
Big supporter of John Fremont, Lincoln, Grant

Chester
A stalwart
Arthur
Hated at first
Chester
Later respected

Surprised to be a nominee for Vice President
Suspected of being involved with Garfield’s death
Today we know he had nothing to do with it
He later turned on Conkling and on patronage

He prided himself on style
Redecorated the White House
Lost his party’s nomination
Despite working so hard for them


Arthur
But changed his mind

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from The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 2), track released February 20, 2012
Matt Beat

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Electric Needle Room are an indie pop band based in Lawrence, Kansas. It is mostly a solo project for Matt Beat, but his brother, Steven Beat, also helps with percussion. Emcee DL, Bryan Poole, Dave Thomas, and Chris Huggard have all helped the band with live performances throughout its history. ... more

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