President Profile Of The Day: Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland held the President’s office for two terms. However these two terms were not consecutive. He is the only president to date, to hold two non-consecutive terms. Check out the rest of Grover Cleveland’s President Profile:

Astrological Sign: Pisces (Andrew Jackson was also a Pisces)

Terms of Presidency: 1885-1889, 1893-1897

Party: Democratic

Age Upon Taking Office: 47, 53

Vice President: Thomas A. Hendricks (first term); Adlai E. Stevenson (second term)

Ran Against: James G. Blaine (first term); Benjamin Harrison (second term)

Height: 5’11”

Nicknames: “Uncle Jumbo,” “Buffalo Hangman,” “His Obstinacy”

Sound Bite: “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.”

Fun Facts:

1. Grover Cleveland  married Frances Folsom. However, the couple did not meet conventionally… Cleveland’s friend and law partner Oscar Folsom was the father of Francis. Unfortunately Oscar Folsom was killed in a carriage accident and Cleveland subsequently became the legal guardian of Frances Folsom when she was eleven years. He married her just ten years later. He was 48 and she was 21.

2. Grover Cleveland and Frances Folsom’s daughter, Ruth, became extremely popular with the public while her father was president. She became so popular that Nestle named a candy bar after her: ‘Baby Ruth’

3. To avoid the Civil War draft, Grover Cleveland paid $150 to a thirty-two year old Polish immigrant to take his place.