29 Facts About Grover Cleveland

1. Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th US President.

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2. Grover Cleveland was US President and Coca-Cola was first bottled the last time Yale and Harvard met in football at a neutral site.

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3. Grover Cleveland was serving his second term as president, and the period that would become known as the Gay Nineties was taking off.

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4. Grover Cleveland secured his permanent place in American trivia as the only President ever to serve two nonconsecutive terms.

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5. Grover Cleveland exercised considerable fiscal and foreign policy restraint throughout his two terms in office.

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6. For the presidency, Democrat Grover Cleveland beat Benjamin Harrison, and in the US Senate, the Democrats gained a slim majority.

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7. In 2013, Grover Cleveland was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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8. Grover Cleveland was a member of the first board of directors of the then Buffalo Normal School.

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9. In his first term in office, Grover Cleveland sought a summer house to escape the heat and smells of Washington, DC, near enough the capital.

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10. Grover Cleveland consulted occasionally with President Theodore Roosevelt, but was financially unable to accept the chairmanship of the commission handling the Coal Strike of 1902.

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11. Grover Cleveland continued to defy the Senate by next appointing Wheeler Hazard Peckham another New York attorney who had opposed Hill's machine in that state.

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12. Grover Cleveland dropped all talk of reinstating the Queen, and went on to recognize and maintain diplomatic relations with the new Republic of Hawaii.

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13. In his message to Congress, Grover Cleveland rejected the idea of annexation and encouraged the Congress to continue the American tradition of non-intervention.

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14. Grover Cleveland agreed with Blount's report, which found the populace to be opposed to annexation.

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15. Just before the 1894 election, Grover Cleveland was warned by Francis Lynde Stetson, an advisor:.

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16. Grover Cleveland was easily renominated at the Democratic convention in St Louis.

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17. When she returned to school, President Grover Cleveland received her mother's permission to correspond with her, and they were soon engaged to be married.

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18. Grover Cleveland believed the Dawes Act would lift Native Americans out of poverty and encourage their assimilation into white society.

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19. Grover Cleveland was a committed non-interventionist who had campaigned in opposition to expansion and imperialism.

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20. Grover Cleveland used the veto far more often than any president up to that time.

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21. Grover Cleveland faced a Republican Senate and often resorted to using his veto powers.

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22. Grover Cleveland was the first Democratic President subject to the Tenure of Office Act which originated in 1867; the act purported to require the Senate to approve the dismissal of any presidential appointee who was originally subject to its advice and consent.

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23. Grover Cleveland led on the first ballot, with 392 votes out of 820.

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24. Grover Cleveland chose the latter course, paying $150 to George Benninsky, a thirty-two-year-old Polish immigrant, to serve in his place.

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25. Grover Cleveland worked for the Rogers firm for three years, then left in 1862 to start his own practice.

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26. Grover Cleveland declined, and in 1855 he decided to move west.

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27. Grover Cleveland received his elementary education at the Fayetteville Academy and the Clinton Liberal Academy.

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28. Grover Cleveland was a formidable policymaker, and he drew corresponding criticism.

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29. Grover Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism, and subsidies to business, farmers, or veterans on libertarian philosophical grounds.

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