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Ulysses S.Grant
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Did You Know?

He was once fined $20 for speeding on his horse.
He was a 39-year old clerk when he volunteered to fight for the Union.
He apologized upon leaving the White House, not for errors of intent but for errors of judgment.
Even though he had throat cancer, he finished his memoirs and had them published with the help of Mark Twain.


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Ulysses S. Grant
(April 27, 1822 - July 23, 1885)

Life Facts

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First Lady: Julia Grant, Wife
Wife's Maiden Name: Julia Dent
Number of Children: 4
Education Level: College
School Attended: United States Military Academy
Religion: Methodist
Profession: Military, Farmer, Business
Military Service: Full General

Public Service:
Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1869 - 3/3/1877
Presidency Number: 18
Number of Terms: 2
Why Presidency Ended: End of 2nd term
Party: Republican
His Vice President(s): Schyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
Methodology and Resources

Presidential Places

Birthplace: Grants Birthplace
Gravesite: Grant's Tomb
Other Sites: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Reference Material

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Programming includes:

Ulysses S. Grant Life Portrait: From General Grant National Memorial - New York City, NY
 Guests included: John Simon, editor, The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, and executive director, Ulysses S. Grant Association; Allan Ballard, history professor, State University of New York at Albany; Ulysses Grant Dietz, great, great grandson of President Grant and member of Grant Monument Association Watch | Order Videotape
Pamela Sanfillippo on Grant and St. Louis Watch

  Geoffrey Perret, author, Ulysses S. Grant: Soldier and President Watch

  Frank Scaturro, author, President Grant Reconsidered, at the Montgomery County (MD) Civil War roundtable Watch

 100th anniversary commemoration of Grant's tomb dedication Watch

  Gordon Cotton and Terry Winschel on Grant and the Civil War Watch

  1995 Washington Journal on Ulysses S. Grant Watch

  Mary Panzer, The National Portrait Gallery, on 19th century presidential photography Watch

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