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Great American President Grover Cleveland

Who was Grover Cleveland?

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Twenty-Second President -1885-1889
Twenty-Fourth President - 1893-1897
Full Name - Stephen Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland Lifespan: 1837 - 1908
Place of Birth -  March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey

Political Party - Democrat
Vice President / Vice Presidents - Thomas A Hendricks
Grover Cleveland Religion - Presbyterian
Name of Wife - Grover Cleveland was married to 
Frances Folsom at the White House in 1886. Frances Folsom was his twenty-one-year-old ward.  They had 5 children - Ruth (18911904), Esther (18931980), Marion (18951977), Richard Folsom (18971974), Francis Grover (19031995)
Career of Grover Cleveland - Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Sheriff of Erie County, NY, 1870-73
Mayor of Buffalo, NY, 1882
Governor of New York, 1883-85
Place of Death - Grover Cleveland died
June 24, 1908 in his home in Princeton, New Jersey
Grover Cleveland was buried in Princeton, New Jersey
Next President: President Benjamin Harrison and following his second term President William McKinley


Major Events during his presidency 1885 - 1889

  • Presidential Succession Act (1886)

  • Dedication of Statue of Liberty (1886)
  • Interstate Commerce Act (1887)
  • Dawes Severalty Act (1887)

Major Events during his presidency 1893 - 1897

  • Panic of 1893

  • Chicago World's Fair (1893)
  • Pullman's Strike (1894)

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  • Description of President Grover Cleveland - Height 5 feet 11 inches

  • Grover Cleveland weighed 250 pounds
  • Grover Cleveland Nicknames - "Big Steve", "Uncle Jumbo"
  • Scandal: Cleveland was involved in a sex-scandal in which he was accused of fathering a son out of wedlock with Maria Halpin in 1874
  • Grover Cleveland Age at Inauguration - 47 years old
  • Grover Cleveland saw himself as the watchdog of Congress
  • Cleveland sent federal troops to crush the the Pullman Car workers' strike in Illinois
  • Cleveland was opposed to the temperance movement
  • Grover Cleveland threatened Great Britain with war over a a boundary dispute between Venezuela and Britain
  • Grover Cleveland Age at Death - 71 years old
  • Cleveland was the only President to serve non-consecutive terms
  • Grover Cleveland was the sixth cousin once removed of Ulysses S Grant
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President Grover Cleveland and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)

Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.

Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.

  • A natural born citizen of the US

  • A resident of the US for 14 years
  • Thirty-five years of age

Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)

President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." 
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8

Facts about Main Presidential Duties and power

  • Commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States

  • In times of war or national emergency to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States
  • Nomination of the heads of all executive departments and agencies (Subject to Senate confirmation)
  • Preparing the budget of the United States, although the Congress must approve it.
  • Presidential legislative powers - The status of the country and his legislative proposals for the upcoming year are given in the annual State of the Union Address.

Facts about Presidential judicial power

  • Appointing important public officials such as ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls and judges of the Supreme Court.

  • Granting reprieves and pardons to anyone convicted of breaking a federal law except in a case of impeachment.

Facts about Presidential power in foreign affairs

  • Federal official primarily responsible for the relations of the United States with foreign nations.

  • To make treaties and appoint ambassadors, ministers, and consuls (provided two thirds of the Senators present concur). 
  • To receive foreign ambassadors and other public officials. 

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