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Grover Cleveland

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.

Chronology of His Life and Career

birthplace March 18, 1837 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.
Overview of Grover Cleveland's First Administration 1884 Elected President of the United States.
The White House Wedding of Grover Cleveland June 2, 1886 Married Frances Folsom.
  1888 Defeated for re-election by Benjamin Harrison.
  1889 Moved to New York City and resumed law practice.
Grover Cleveland's Second Administration 1892 Elected to another term as President.
Westland Mansion 1897 Retired to Princeton, New Jersey.
The Death of Grover Cleveland June 24, 1908 Died in Princeton, New Jersey.

See Also

Frances Folsom Cleveland

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