Ten fun facts about Grover Cleveland
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Stephen Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 and died on June 24, 1908.
Grover Cleveland is the only president who served two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and so is the only person to be featured twice in the counting of the presidents.
He won the popular vote for president 3 times—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was the only Democrat to be elected as president in the era of Republican political domination that continued from 1861 to 1913.
Cleveland was the head of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who resisted high tariffs, inflation, Free Silver, imperialism and subsidies to business, farmers or veterans.Fact 5
His struggles for political improvement and fiscal conservatism made him an symbol for American conservatives of that era.Fact 6
Cleveland got admiration for his morality, independence, integrity and obligation to the values of classical liberalism.Fact 7
Cleveland persistently fought political exploitation, patronage, and bossism.Fact 8
Disaster hit the country as his second term started when the Panic of 1893 created a severe national depression that Cleveland was incapable to reverse.Fact 9
Many critics criticized that he had little creativity and seemed overcome by the nation's financial disasters during his second term. Even then, his reputation for morality and good character endured the predicaments of his second term.Fact 10
Biographer Allan Nevins said about him, "in Grover Cleveland the greatness lies in typical rather than unusual qualities. He had no endowments that thousands of men do not have. He possessed honesty, courage, firmness, independence, and common sense. But he possessed them to a degree other men do not." Go to more people facts ❯
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