Grover Cleveland

Stephen Grover Cleveland
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Caldwell, New Jersey
DiedJune 24, 1908(1908-06-24) (aged 71)
Princeton, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Frances Folsom
SignatureGrover Cleveland's signature

Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and also the 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States. He was the only president to serve a second term that did not begin as soon as the first had ended. Cleveland was the first Democrat elected as President after the Civil War.[1]

He was known for his honesty, integrity, and having a firm stance against corruption. He believed in small government (he wanted the government to tax less and spend less). He used the presidential veto power over 500 times, far more than most other presidents, to reject bills he disagreed with. He did not want the United States to get its military involved in Latin America.

Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland studied at New York Institute for the Blind. He was married to Frances Folsom. He was the first President to marry in the White House. They had one child, Ruth Cleveland. During his second term, he had an emergency surgery for jaw cancer on a boat in the middle of a river to avoid publicity. Cleveland died on June 24, 1908 from a heart attack in Princeton, New Jersey, aged 71.

References

  1. "Grover Cleveland". White House.gov. Retrieved November 4, 2013.

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