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Grover Cleveland Timeline

Short Biography of President Grover Cleveland
Lifespan: 1837 - 1908
Born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey
Grover Cleveland died on June 24, 1908 in his home in Princeton, New Jersey
Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of America
His first term in office was from 1885 to 1889 - His second term was from 1893-1897

Why was Grover Cleveland famous?
Grover Cleveland was famous as the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States of America. He was the only President to be elected to two non consecutive terms. The conservative Cleveland supported the gold standard and was famous for breaking the Pullman strike of 1894.

The next US President was Benjamin Harrisonand then and following his second term William McKinley

1837

 

Grover Cleveland was born on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey

1859

 

Grover Cleveland was married to Frances Folsom at the White House in 1886. Frances Folsom was his twenty-one-year-old ward.  They had 5 children.

1859

 

Oregon admission to the US
Harper's Ferry Raid

1860

 

Pony Express begins

1861

 

The American Civil War, also called the War between the States, was waged from April 1861 until April 1865. The 4 year war was between the federal government of the United States and 11 Southern states that asserted their right to secede (withdraw) from the Union. Abraham Lincolnwas the central figure of the American Civil War.

1863

 

Battle of Gettysburg

1864

 

Sand Creek Massacre

1865

 

Abraham Lincoln assassinated
United States Civil War ends

1866

 

Civil Rights Act of 1866
Ku Klux Klan founded

1867

 

Alaska Purchase from Russia

1870-73

 

Sheriff of Erie County, NY, 1870-73

1882

 

Mayor of Buffalo, NY, 1882

1883-85

 

Governor of New York, 1883-85

1885

 

1885 Grover Cleveland became the twenty-second President of the United States of America

1886

 

Presidential Succession Act (1886)
Dedication of Statue of Liberty (1886)

1887

 

Interstate Commerce Act (1887)
Dawes Severalty Act (1887)

1889

 

1889 The first Presidency of Grover Cleveland ended

1889

 

Twenty - Third President of the US is Benjamin Harrison 1889-1893

1890

 

Yosemite National Park created
Wounded Knee Massacre

1893

 

1893 Grover Cleveland became the twenty-fourth President of the United States of America

1893

 

Panic of 1893
Chicago World's Fair (1893)

1894

 

Pullman's Strike (1894)

1896

 

Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

1897

 

1897 The second Presidency of Grover Cleveland ended

1898

 

Spanish-American War

1904

 

Panama Canal Zone acquired

1908

 

Grover Cleveland died of Heart Failure on June 24, 1908 in his home in Princeton, New Jersey. He was buried in Princeton cemetery.

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