American Presidents

Read a letter from President Cleveland

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Did You Know?

He is the only president to have been elected to two non-consecutive terms.
During his term, the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York Harbor.
Labor discord and violence erupted during his term.
Upon leaving in 1889, his wife told the White House staff to take care of the furniture because they would be back. She was correct.


Key Events in the Administration

Grover Cleveland
(March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908)

Life Facts

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First Lady: Frances Cleveland, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Frances Folsom Cleveland
Number of Children: 5
Education Level: No College
Religion: Presbyterian
Profession: Clerk, Teacher, Lawyer

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1885 - 3/3/1889
Presidency Number: 22
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: Defeated
Party: Democratic
His Vice President(s): Thomas Hendricks, Adalai Stevenson
Governor of a State: New York (1883-1885)
Other Offices: Sheriff of Erie County, NY; Mayor of Buffalo, NY
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site
Gravesite: Princeton Cemetery

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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Papers: Library of Congress - Washington, DC, 202-707-5387
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Programming includes:

Grover Cleveland Life Portrait: From Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site - Caldwell, NJ
 Guests included: George Cleveland, grandson of President Cleveland; Sharon Farrell, director and curator, Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site; and Mark Summers, history professor, University of Kentucky and author, Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 Watch | Order Videotape
Don Ritchie on Cleveland's political career Watch

  Grover Cleveland portrayed by grandson George Cleveland Watch

  J.T. Miller on Cleveland's time at Princeton Watch    

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