The Presidents of the USA

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Grover Cleveland
1893-1897


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Stephen Grover Cleveland
 

birthplace

Caldwell, NJ

birthday

March 18

Life

1837-1908

age

OFC:56 , d. 71

party

Democratic

presidency highlights

Panic of 1893 & depression — Pullman strike

nickname:

Veto President, Big Steve

vice-president:

Adlai Stevenson
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previous office

22nd President of USA

key background fact:

The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms

occupation

Sheriff, Lawyer, Teacher

military service

none (paid 150$ for a substitute)

children

5:   2 boys  3 girls

wife:

Frances Folsom (1886)

height

5' 11'' / 1.80 m

higher education

None

religion

Presbyterian

 

quote

"I have tried so hard to do right."

actions & events

  • 1893 Pullman strike.

economy

  • 1893 Panic of 1893 and depression.
  • 1893 Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 repealed

foreign affairs

  • 1895 Controversy with Britain over Venezuela.
  • 1895 Refuses war on Spain because of Cuba.
  •  Hawaii revolts, but Cleveland refuses to annex

military activity

    unique facts

    • The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms
    • His daughter Esther is the only child born in the White House

    interesting

    He answered the White House phone, personally.
    In dealing with Congress and state governors, he was the strongest President since Abraham Lincoln.

    military activity


      Legacy

      His reforms made him an icon for conservatives but his efforts to stem economic depression were not successful, and the conservative means he used to settle internal industrial conflicts were unpopular.

      Pullman strike

      Pullman strike