Grover Cleveland Fast Facts

Twenty-Fourth President of the United States

Grover Cleveland - Twenty-Second and Twenty-Fourth President of the United States
Grover Cleveland - Twenty-Second and Twenty-Fourth President of the United States. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-7618 DLC

Here is a quick list of fast facts for Grover Cleveland. For more in depth information, you can also read the Grover Cleveland Biography


March 18, 1837


June 24, 1908

Term of Office:

March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889; March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897

Number of Terms Elected:

2 Terms; Note: He ran and won previously in 1884. See information about Grover Cleveland's first term.

First Lady:

Frances Folsom

Grover Cleveland Quote:

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Panic of 1893
  • Chicago World's Fair (1893)
  • Pullman's Strike (1894)

Considered by historians as one of America's better presidents, Grover Cleveland served during an era when federal regulation of commerce was just beginning. He spent a lot of his time as president fighting against private individuals abusing the use of federal money. He was known as a strong individual who acted on his conscience instead of following the party line. He is also the only president to have served two non-consecutive terms in office. 

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • Utah (1896)

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Grover Cleveland Biography
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You'll learn about his childhood, family, early career, and the major events of his administration.

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