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Grover Cleveland Facts and Trivia

Birthday: March 18, 1837
Birthplace: Caldwell, NJ
College or University: no college
Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation or Profession: Clerk, Teacher, Lawyer
Military Rank: n/a
Married: Frances Folsom Cleveland
Children: Ruth Cleveland, Esther Cleveland, Marion Cleveland, Richard Folsom Cleveland, Francis Grover Cleveland
President number: 22nd and 24th
Political Party: Democrat
Runner Up: James G. Blaine - Benjamin Harrison
Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (1st term) - Adlai A. Stevenson (2nd term)
Age at Inauguration: 47 & 55
Served: 1885-1889 & 1893-1897
Number of terms: 2
Other Offices or Commissions: Mayor of Buffalo, N.Y., Governor of N.Y.
Died: June 24, 1908
Age at Death: 71
Place of Burial: Princeton, NJ

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Grover Cleveland is the only president to serve 2 terms separated by another president.

- Cleveland had 8 brothers and sisters.

- Cleveland was 16 when his father died. At that time, he quit school to go to work. He studied law part-time.

- Cleveland served as county sheriff in upstate New York.

- In 1881, Cleveland became mayor of Buffalo, New York. He worked to clean up corruption. He also was governor of New York before becoming president.

- Cleveland vetoed many bills, which some say cost him the election against Benjamin Harrison.

- Cleveland was the first and only president to get married in the White House.

- Lady Liberty was shipped to New York Harbor during Cleveland's first term in office. He dedicated the Statue of Liberty in October 1886.

- President Cleveland had secret surgery to remove mouth cancer in 1893. He didn't want the American people to worry, so he had the surgery done on a friend's yacht.


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