Introduction - Grover ClevelandWhen Grover Cleveland entered the White House after being elected the 24th president of the United States of America he did not need to be shown around; that is because he had lived there before as the 22nd President. In fact he is the first and only president to ever serve two non-consecutive terms. On this page of Democratic Presidents List you will find a list of quick facts and interesting facts about Stephen Grover Cleveland. Information including what challenges he faced during his presidency, another one of his presidential first, and much more are listed below in a kid-friendly format.
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Grover Cleveland Quick Facts
- Stephen Grover Cleveland served 2 terms as President of the United States; March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889 and March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897. Making him both the 22nd president and the 24th president.
- He was born March 18th 1837 in Caldwell New Jersey and died on June 24th 1908 from a heart attack.
- He was a member of the Democratic political party.
- His Vice President from 1885 to 1889 was Thomas A. Hendricks; in his 2nd term from 1893 to 1897 it was Adlai E. Stevenson.
- His First Lady was Frances Folsom - Cleveland who he married at the White House in 1886. They had five children together.
Interesting Grover Cleveland Facts
- He is the only U.S. President to serve non-consecutive terms.
- President Cleveland was the first Democrat elected after the end of the Civil War.
- Cleveland was the second president to get married during his presidency; John Tyler was the first in 1844. However Cleveland was the first and only U.S. President to be married in the White House; Tyler was married in New York City.
- He was born in New Jersey and raised in upstate New York. He practiced law in Buffalo New York.
- Before being elected president he was elected Mayor of Buffalo New York in 1882 and was later elected Governor of New York State.
- The Republican Party dominated U.S. politics from 1861 through 1933, only two non-Republicans were elected president during this time; Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.
- During his presidency woman were seeking the right to vote. Grover Cleveland expressed his opinion of this with this quote; "Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote."
- Shortly after the start of his second term as president the worst economic depression the U.S. had ever experienced up to that time hit the nation; it was dubbed the Panic of 1893.
- A major event during his presidency was the Pullman's Strike in 1894. This strike by railroad workers prompted by declining wages, severely effected the railroads in the United States. President Cleveland eventually sent federal troops to Chicago to end the strike.
- A major issue Cleveland faced during his presidency was the debate over whether the U.S. currency should be backed by gold and silver, or by just gold. Cleveland supported gold only (the gold standard) and this was unpopular with many people.
- When Stephen Grover Cleveland died in 1908 his final words were "I have tried so hard to do right."