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Grover Cleveland
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 

 
 
 

GROVER CLEVELAND

22nd and 24th President

Term- March 5, 1885 to March 4, 1889

Term- March 4, 1893 to March 4, 1897

Republican Party

Birth: Caldwell, New Jersey, March 18, 1837.

Ancestry: Irish-English

Marriage: Washington, D.C., June 2, 1886 (The White House) to Frances Folsom who was born in Buffalo, New York, July 21, 1864. Frances died in Baltimore, Maryland, October 29, 1947, and is buried in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey.

Children: Ruth (1891-1904); Esther (1893-1980); Marion (1895-1977); Richard Folsom (1897-1974); Francis Grover (1903- ).

Home: "Westland", Princeton, New Jersey.

Education: Public schools

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer

Pre-Presidential Offices: Erie County Assistant District Attorney; Sheriff of Erie County; Mayor of Buffalo; Governor of New York.

Age at Inauguration: 47

First Administration: Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana, Inauguration March 4, 1885, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Second Administration: Vice President: Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois, Inauguration March 4, 1893, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Princeton University Trustee.

Death: Princeton, New Jersey, June 24, 1908.

Cause of Death: Heart Attack at age 71.

Place of Burial: Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey.

Interesting Facts:

Cleveland was the only President to serve two terms that did not follow each other.

Cleveland was the only President to be married in the White House, and his daughter Esther, was the only President's child born there.

He used his presidential veto to override the wishes of Congress over 300 times, more than twice as often as all the earlier President's combined.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.