Random Presidential Facts: Grover Cleveland

President Cleveland’s full name was Stephen Grover Cleveland.

President Cleveland, like President Andrew Jackson had no formal education.

Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms thus officially making him both the 22nd and 24th Presidents.

Before national politics Grover Cleveland was the sheriff of Erie County, New York. He was also in charge of the executions and personally hanged two men.

Claiming to be the sole provider of his family Grover Cleveland paid another man to take his place in the Union army during the Civil War.

During his 1st term President Cleveland vetoed 414 bills, more than twice as many as his 21 predecessors combined.

Cleveland was the only President to be married in the White House, and at 21 years of age Frances Folsom Cleveland became and still is the youngest First Lady.

Cleveland’s daughter Esther is the only child to be born in the White House.

The Baby Ruth candy bar is not named for Babe Ruth as commonly thought, but for President Cleveland’s oldest daughter Ruth.

President Cleveland was accused of fathering a child out-of-wedlock, and during his first campaign his opposition coined the slogan: “Ma ma where’s my pa?” After his election, President elect Cleveland’s supporters added to the slogan: “He’s gone to the White House, ha ha ha”.

Author: Ryan Eatmon

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