22 Grover Cleveland

22 Grover Cleveland

22 Grover Cleveland

22 Grover Cleveland
22 Grover Cleveland

 
  • Term: 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885-1889 and 1893-1897)
  • Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (1885) • Adlai E. Stevenson (1893 - 1897)
  • Born: March 18, 1837, Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Full Name: Stephen Grover Cleveland
  • Nickname: "Big Steve", "Uncle Jumbo"
  • Education: Some common school; Read law (1855-1859)
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Marriage: June 2, 1886, to Frances Folsom (1864-1947)
  • Children: Ruth (1891-1904), Esther (1893-1980), Marion (1895-1977), Richard Folsom (1897-1974), Francis Grover (1903-1995)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: Presidential Problems (1904)
  • Died: June 24, 1908, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Buried: Princeton, New Jersey

Grover Cleveland Trivia:
No formal education. Dedicated the Statue of Liberty on October 28, 1886. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. He lost the 1888 election for second term to Benjamin Harrison, despite garnering a larger popular vote. While sheriff of Erie County, New York, Cleveland was also the public executioner and personally hanged two murderers. Since Cleveland was the sole supporter of his family during the Civil War, he paid a substitute to take his place. He vetoed 414 bill in his first term, more that double the 204 vetoes cast by all previous presidents. The only president's child born in the White House, was Cleveland's daughter, Esther.


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