Grover Cleveland Fact Sheet: Who was Grover Cleveland? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Grover Cleveland.
Grover Cleveland Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1837 - 1908 *** Full Name: Stephen Grover Cleveland *** Occupation: American Lawyer, Politician and 22nd and 24th President of the United States *** Date of Birth: Grover Cleveland was born on March 18th 1837 *** Place of Birth: Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S. *** Family background: His father was Richard Falley Cleveland and his mother was Ann Neal Cleveland. His father had been a Presbyterian minister originating from Connecticut but relocated to Baltimore where he met Ann, a book-sellers daughter. His fatherís descendants were from Cleveland in England and his motherís family were of Anglo-Irish Protestant and German Quakers *** Early life and childhood: He grew up largely in Feyetteville, New York with eight siblings *** Education: Grover Cleveland had attended school but unfortunately due to lack of funds his father had to remove him from school and instead apprenticed him to a mercantile for two years, he did however return to school attending Fayetteville Academy and then Clinton Liberal Academy ***
Grover Cleveland Fact 1:
Grover Cleveland was born on March
18th 1837 and during the 19th
century period in history when
slavery would largely become
abolished during this century with
salve revolts in Britain, Haiti and
France. In particular in America the
Civil War of 1861 to 1864 saw the
abolition of slavery and in England
the Slavery Abolition Act saw the
British Royal Navy put an end to the
global slave trade.
Grover Cleveland Fact 8: In 1881 he was approached to run for Major of Buffalo but only under the right conditions, his conditions were met and he won. He took the office on January 2nd of 1882.
Grover Cleveland Fact 9: One of the main reasons for taking on the office of Major was because of the corruption imbedded within the officer by both parties. One of his first tasks was to veto the vote on the street cleaning contract that had been put out for tender and the council selected the tender with the highest bid rather than the lowest. Cleveland stated quite clearly that he was there to see to it that the publicís taxes were spent on their behalf and to their benefit, not for the benefit of the councilors to line their own pockets.
Grover Cleveland Fact 10: It
would be at this time that as Mayor
of Buffalo he was gaining the
reputation of a man who would not
turn his back on corruption but was
willing to roll his sleeves up and
get rid of it.
Grover Cleveland Fact 15: He lost out on a second term by a Republican nomination and returned to civilian life for the next few years.
Grover Cleveland Fact 16:
Grover Cleveland ran in the next
presidential election and would
become the 24th President of the
United States and almost immediately
had to deal with crisis of the Panic
of 1893 which resulted in a severe
shortage of gold that had resulted
in the increase of silver coinage.
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