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In the Presidential Election of 1880, the Republicans nominated James A. Garfield of Ohio, the Democrats nominated Winfield S. Hancock of Pennsylvania, and the Greenback-Labor Party nominated James B. Weaver of Iowa. James A. Garfield won the election, becoming the 20th President of the United States.

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In 1888, the Democratic incumbent, Grover Cleveland, ran against the Republican Benjamin Harrison. Harrison won in a close election. Cleveland won the return match in 1892.

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Winfield Scott Hancock.

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Who did Chester Arthur run against for vice president?

William Hayden English, congressman from Indiana, was the Arthur's Democratic opponent in 1880.


Who did Chester A Arthur run against?

Chester A. Arthur ran as the Vice Presidential candidate with James Garfield on the Republican ticket. They ran against Winfield Scott Hancock with running mate William Hayden English as the Democratic challengers. Chester A. Arthur did not run for President, he became president when Garfield was assassinated in 19 September 1881 at which time Chester Arthur was sworn in as President. Arthur's party did not select him for re-election.


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What did the 20th President of the US accomplish?

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Did president Chester A Arthur serve more than one term?

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