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Some unlikely ex-presidents have fan clubs in unlikely places. One of the least likely is the Chester A. Arthur Society in, of all places, Australia. The hundred-or-so members gather occasionally to hear what any new book has to say about "Old Muttonchops," who became the twenty-first president when James Garfield was assassinated in 1881. The society members also try to stump each other with trivia questions about Arthur and other American politicians, such as: What one person was present at the assassinations of Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley? (Answer: Robert Todd Lincoln)  more...

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