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Our Presidents - Twenty-second
By Karen Palumbo   
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Last edited: Monday, March 22, 2010
Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010

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Our Presidents
Grover Cleveland
1885 - 1889


                       Our Presidents
                     Grover Cleveland
                          1885 - 1889

"President Grover Cleveland", our twenty-second President was born in Caldwell, New Jersey, the son of a Presbyterian minister. President Grover Cleveland cound not go to college because he had to support his mother, and for this reason, he hired a substitute to take his place in the Union Army during the "Civil War". President Grover Cleveland studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1859, and joined the Democratic Party.

President Grover Cleveland held a number of local political posts, was elected "Mayor of Buffalo, New York  in 1881", and because of his efforts to reform the city government was elected Governor of New York, 1882".

In this position, President Grover Cleveland was honest and capable, soon making an enemy of the corrupt New York political machine, "Tammany Hall", but gaining a reputation that got him the nomination for the Presidency at the "Democratic Convention in 1884".

The election campaign against "James G. Blaine, Republican candidate" was one of the dirtiest in American politics. The Democrats found evidence that James G.Blaine was corrupt, and the Republican Party accused President Grover Cleveland of having fathered an illegimate child, which he courageously admitted. President Grover Cleveland won the election.

President Grover Cleveland's first term in office was a quiet one. President Grover Cleveland continued "reform of the civil service", put down a number of bills, giving "war veterans pensions" for any cause at all, and suggested a reduction in tariffs. While in the "White House", he married "Francis Folsom". President Grover Cleveland and Francis Folsom Cleveland had five children.

President Grover Cleveland was a candidate for re-election in 1888, but he lost to President Benjamin Harrison", although his popular vote was larger.

President Grover Cleveland retired to Princeton, New Jersey, where he became a trustee of "Princeton University". President Grover Cleveland died in Princeton, New Jersey in 1908.


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/23/2010
compelling article
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/23/2010
I wouldn't call, like Fee below does, Prez Cleveland a figurehead, but a honest one among the few ever gone among the infamous Tammany Hill and the Chicago Pork Barrel politics.
They got rid of honest men but never of corruption, the 2010 Congressmen are an example of it, debauchers, draft, morally in the sewers, libidinous yet extreme "religious" caring for the unborn but don't caring for 5000 dead soldiers for a few drops of oil for their cronies.


Reviewed by Roger Ochs 3/22/2010
Now, now, Karen, you're not being fair to us dirty old men. The best thing about old Grover was that his wife, Frances (who he called "Frankie") was the most beautiful, sexy lady ever in the White House. She was only 21.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/22/2010
Another interesting article about a leading political figurehead of his time.

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