Presidential Seal Presidential Seal

Star GIFWe have pages on every president!Star GIF

1. George Washington

2. John Adams

3. Thomas Jefferson

4. James Madison

5. James Monroe

6. John Quincy Adams

7. Andrew Jackson

8. Martin Van Buren

9. William Henry Harrison

10. John Tyler

11. James Polk

12. Zachary Taylor

13. Millard Fillmore

14. Franklin Pierce

15. James Buchanan

16. Abraham Lincoln

17. Andrew Johnson

18. Ulysses Grant

19. Rutherford Hayes

20. James Garfield

21. Chester Arthur

22. Grover Cleveland

23. Benjamin Harrison

24. Grover Cleveland

25. William McKinley

26. Theodore Roosevelt

27. William Howard Taft

28. Woodrow Wilson

29. Warren Harding

30. Calvin Coolidge

31. Herbert Hoover

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt

33. Harry Truman

34. Dwight Eisenhower

35. John F. Kennedy

36. Lyndon B. Johnson

37. Richard Nixon

38. Gerald Ford

39. Jimmy Carter

40. Ronald Reagan

41. George H. W. Bush

42. Bill Clinton

43. George W. Bush

44. Barack Obama

45. Donald Trump

46. Joe Biden

Grover Cleveland: Twenty-second and twenty-fourth president of the United States from 1885 - 1889 & 1893 - 1897

Cleveland in 1884

Popular Graphic Arts, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

NOTE: This president's biography is currently being worked on. Thank you for your patience.

Grover Cleveland (born Stephen Grover Cleveland) was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States. He was a Democrat and was the only Democratic president between 1861 and 1913. Cleveland did not like big business and believed in a low tariff. He is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms.

Birth & early life

Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey. His parents were Richard Falley Cleveland and Ann Neal. Cleveland would receive an ordinary education, but when he was sixteen (in 1853) his father died. Since his father died, Cleveland had to stop going to school and instead would work to help support the family. He denied a job to be a minister, and so he moved westward. He went to Buffalo, New York, and became a clerk for a very important law firm that Millard Fillmore had actually once went too. Over time though, he would learn more about law and, in 1859, was admitted to the bar in New York. He continued working for the firm until 1862. In 1863, Congress passed a law that said that able-bodied men that were called to service had to serve in the Union military, as the Civil War was going on during this time. However, the law also allowed people to pay for substitutes, which Cleveland did. He paid $150 (around $3500 today) for a Polish immigrant to take his place. This Polish immigrant (George Benninsky) would survive the war.

Political career

Cleveland during his entire political career was a Democrat. In January 1863, Cleveland had left the law firm in Buffalo to instead serve as Assistant District Attorney of Erie County. During the mid-1860s, Cleveland got a reputation of being focused and hardworking. He used a lot of his money to support his family, choosing to live in a regular boarding house.

Undated photo of a young Grover Cleveland


Cleveland died in Princeton, New Jersey on June 24, 1908.

About UsLegalPolitical policyReliability

Information on this site should not be plagiarized. This site is intended for hobby purposes, not commercial. Visit here for more information.