a letter from President Cleveland
Did You Know?
• He is the only president to have been elected to two non-consecutive terms.
• During his term, the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York Harbor.
• Labor discord and violence erupted during his term.
• Upon leaving in 1889, his wife told the White House staff to take care of the furniture because they would be back. She was correct.
Key Events in the Administration
(March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908)
• First Lady: Frances Cleveland, Wife
• Wife's Maiden Name: Frances Folsom Cleveland
• Number of Children: 5
• Education Level: No College
• Religion: Presbyterian
• Profession: Clerk, Teacher, Lawyer
Public Service:Presidential Places
• Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1885 - 3/3/1889
• Presidency Number: 22
• Number of Terms: 2
• Why Presidency Ended: Defeated
• Party: Democratic
• His Vice President(s): Thomas Hendricks, Adalai Stevenson
• Governor of a State: New York (1883-1885)
• Other Offices: Sheriff of Erie County, NY; Mayor of Buffalo, NY
Methodology and Resources
Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site
Gravesite: Princeton Cemetery
C-SPAN in the Classroom
Papers: Library of Congress - Washington, DC, 202-707-5387
Presidents Programs from
• Programming includes:
• Grover Cleveland Life Portrait: From Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site - Caldwell, NJ
Guests included: George Cleveland, grandson of President Cleveland; Sharon Farrell, director and curator, Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site; and Mark Summers, history professor, University of Kentucky and author, Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion: The Making of a President, 1884 Watch | Order Videotape
• Don Ritchie on Cleveland's political career Watch
• Grover Cleveland portrayed by grandson George Cleveland Watch
• J.T. Miller on Cleveland's time at Princeton Watch