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Grover Cleveland (1837 – 1908)

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Life in Brief: Stephen Grover Cleveland fell into politics without really trying. In 1881, local businessmen asked Cleveland, then a young lawyer, to run for mayor of Buffalo, New York. He agreed and won the Democratic nomination and the election. As mayor, Clevela… more life in brief »

Essays about Grover Cleveland

Facts about Grover Cleveland

Term
:
22nd and 24th President of the United States (1885–1889 and 1893–1897)
Born
:
March 18, 1837, Caldwell, New Jersey
Political Party
:
Democrat
Died
:
June 24, 1908
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
Buried
:
Princeton, New Jersey
Writings

Presidential Problems (1904)


It is a plain dictate of honesty and good government that public expenditures should be limited by public necessity . .. .
March 4, 1893

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Henry F. Graff

Professor Graff is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University. His writings include:

Grover Cleveland (Times Books, 2002)

The Presidents: A Reference History (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1984)

This Great Nation: A History of the United States (Riverside Publishing, Co., 1983)

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