22. Grover Cleveland

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“Uncle Jumbo”

  • Full Name: Stephen Grover Cleveland
  • Years in Office: 1885–1889 (first term); 1893–1897 (second term)
  • Political Party: Democratic
  • Nicknames: “Uncle Jumbo,” “Big Steve,” “Buffalo Hangman,” “His Obstinacy”
  • Age at Inauguration: 47 (first term), 55 (second term)
  • Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (first term); Adlai E. Stevenson (second term)
  • Birth: March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Death: June 24, 1908 in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Place of Burial: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Ancestry: Irish-English
  • Father: Richard Falley Cleveland (1804–1853); Minister
  • Mother: Ann Neal Cleveland (1806 –1882)
  • Wife: Frances Folsom (July 21, 1864 – October 29, 1947)
  • Marriage: June 2, 1886 in Washington, D.C.
  • Children: Ruth (1891–1904); Esther (1893–1980); Marion (1895–1977); Richard Folsom (1897–1974); Francis Grover (1903–1955)
  • Home: Westland – Princeton, New Jersey
  • Education: Public schools
  • Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian
  • Military Service: No
  • Career:
    • Lawyer (1859–)
    • Assistant District Attorney of Erie County, New York (1863–1865)
    • Sheriff of Erie County (1870–1873)
    • Mayor of Buffalo (1882)
    • Governor of New York (1883–1885)
    • President (1885–1889); (1893–1897)
  • Writings: Presidential Problems

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Grover Cleveland, For President Grover Cleveland of New York, lithograph by S. S. Frizzell, published by J. H. Buford's Sons, c. 1884

For President, Grover Cleveland of New York, lithograph by S. S. Frizzell, published by J. H. Bufford’s Sons, c. 1884

(Library of Congress)

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