Grover Cleveland By Christian
Early Life • Born in Caldwell, New Jersey on March 18, 1837 • Parents were Richard Cleveland and Ann Cleveland • Moved to Fayetteville in 1841 • Liked to hunt for animals • When he was 14, he moved to Clinton, NY FUN FACT: He was a New York Governor!
Life Before he was President • Was a Democratic • Visited his uncle a lot • Learned about Law • Elected Supervisor of Second Ward • In 1863 he became an assistant district attorney • Became a lawyer • Then became sheriff of Erie County FUN FACT: Some people think the Baby Ruth candy bar was named after Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth.
Being President • He fought corruption and wastefulness • He hired government based on ability • He rejected a dishonest claim for pensions • He signed the inter-state commerce act • He married Frances Folsom and had 5 children • He was elected again in 1892, and faced economy issues • Some banks started to fail, and employees refused to work in the banks FUN FACT: Foster Cleveland was the only child born in the white house.
Later Years • Left president job in 1897 and went to Princeton. • In 1901 he became trusted. • He gave speeches at school. • He enjoyed time with his family. • He suffered from heart trouble. • He died on June 24, 1908 • His last words were “I have tried so hard to do right.” FUN FACT: His vice president was Thomas Hendricks.
WORKS cITED • Rumsch, BreAnn. Grover Cleveland. Edina: Abdo, 2009. Print. • “Grover Cleveland”,k8.eb.com.Britannica Online. :Web. 5/2/13. • Photograph: Britannica Image Quest. Web 5/13
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