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Grover Cleveland(Stephen) Grover Cleveland: A Chronology of His Life and Career

As a lawyer in Buffalo, New York, Grover Cleveland became notable for his single-minded concentration upon whatever task faced him. At the age of 44 he suddenly emerged into a political prominence that carried him to the White House in less than four years. In 1881 he was elected as a reform Mayor of Buffalo, and a year later, reform Governor of New York, in both positions distinguishing himself by his frequent use of the veto to curb political favoritism and corruption.

March 18, 1837 birthplace Born in Caldwell, New Jersey.
1841   Moved to Fayetteville, New York.
1850   Moved to Clinton, New York.
1853   Moved to Holland Patent, New York.
1859   Admitted to the bar.
1862   Served as Ward Supervisor in Buffalo, New York.
1870   Elected Sheriff of Erie County.
1881   Elected Mayor of Buffalo.
1882   Elected Governor of New York.
1884 Overview of Grover Cleveland's First Administration Elected President of the United States.
June 2, 1886 The White House Wedding of Grover Cleveland Married Frances Folsom.
1888   Defeated for re-election by Benjamin Harrison.
1889   Moved to New York City and resumed law practice.
1892 Grover Cleveland's Second Administration Elected to another term as President.
1897 Westland Mansion Retired to Princeton, New Jersey.
June 24, 1908 The Death of Grover Cleveland Died in Princeton, New Jersey.


World Book Encyclopedia Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, Inc., 1979


Frances Folsom Cleveland

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