Student or Learner
Please make the following in red clear for me.
Salmon P. Chase was the Chesterfield of the Cabinet: strikingly handsome, six feet two inches tall, looking the part of a man born to rule, cultured, a classical scholar, master of three languages .....
As I read it, it means "with the aspect of a man who is a natural leader".
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.