American Presidents

More about Grover Cleveland

  • He was supposed to serve in the military but purchased a substitute to serve for him during the Civil War.
  • There was a 27 year age difference between Cleveland and his wife, Frances Folsom Cleveland. Their daughter, Esther, was the first child born in the White House.
  • As Sheriff of Erie County, it was his duty to execute two criminals: one for killling his mother, another for shooting a man over a card game. Both men were hung.
  • "I mistake the American people if they favor the odious doctrine that there is no such thing as international morality; that there is one law for a strong nation and another for a weak one."

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