Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland This is a biography of Grover Cleveland. He is the only person to be President twice during non-connected terms.

From the site:

Stephen Grover Cleveland ( March 18 , 1837 - June 24 , 1908) was the 22nd ( 1885 - 1889 ) and 24th ( 1893 - 1897 ) President of the United States , and the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms.

One of nine children of a Presbyterian minister, Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey in 1837 . He was raised in upstate New York . As a lawyer in Buffalo , he became notable for his single-minded concentration upon whatever task faced him.

At 44, he emerged into a political prominence that carried him to the White House in three years. Running as a reformer, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo in 1881 , and later, Governor of New York .

Cleveland won the Presidency with the combined support of Democrats and reform Republicans , the "Mugwumps," who disliked the record of his opponent James Blaine of Maine .

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