24. 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

Campaign Poster

For President, Grover Cleveland.  For Vice-President, Adlai E. Stevenson, lithograph by Courier Lith. Co., 1892.

(Library of Congress)

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