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Grover Cleveland's Birthday
March 18

By Sarah Lane
Jan 20, 2008, 18:33 PST

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland 1837-1908


Library of Congress

This particular president is best remembered for serving one four-year term, sitting one out, and then returning to serve another four years.  He was our 22nd president from 1885-1889, and our 24th president from 1893-1897. 


Born on March 18th, 1837 in New Jersey, Grover Cleveland was the first democrat elected after the Civil War.  He was a lawyer in Buffalo until age 44, when he first entered the political scene. 


As our president he refused to let any one particular economic group to get special consideration through diplomatic policies.  He also signed the Interstate Commerce Act, which was the first law that attempted to impose Federal regulations on the railroads. 


T. de Thulstrup - Library of Congress
  In June of 1886, Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom and was the first and only president to be married in the White House.  President Cleveland was known for his firm resolve in all matters of diplomacy and foreign policy.  He lived in retirement in Princeton, New Jersey after leaving the White House until he passed away on June 24th, 1908.



Additional Learning Links for Grover Cleveland


Grover Cleveland Homepage

Learn all about his childhood and career through essays and a timeline.  Read his 1st and 2nd Inaugural Addresses, or check the biography and links for more help.

Source:              Josh Smith

Reading Level:   Moderate


White House Biography

This is a complete biography from the White House with a link to his wife Frances Folsom Cleveland’s page.  Check the related government links, connections to the West Wing, current news, and features.


Reading Level:   Hard


Grover Cleveland Obituary

An obituary from the New York Times, this page also has messages of condolences, local and worldwide.  There is also a history of his illness, his part in the Monroe Doctrine, and President Theodore Roosevelt’s proclamation. 

Source:              Manus Hand, Dead Presidents

Reading Level:   Hard

Suggested Reading on President Grover Cleveland

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