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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 8, part 3: Grover Cleveland, First Term   By: (1837-1908)

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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 8, part 3: Grover Cleveland, First Term by Grover Cleveland is an insightful and comprehensive collection of the presidential writings and speeches from one of America's most notable leaders. The book offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the political climate and challenges of the late 19th century, as well as Cleveland's own thoughts and decisions as President.

What makes this book particularly valuable is its ability to provide readers with a firsthand account of historical events and issues from the perspective of a prominent figure in American history. Cleveland's messages and papers are not only informative, but also offer unique insights into his leadership style and priorities during his first term in office.

Overall, this volume is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, politics, or the presidency. It offers a well-rounded and detailed portrait of Grover Cleveland and his presidency, making it an essential addition to any history enthusiast's library.

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Grover Cleveland

March 4, 1885, to March 4, 1889

Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland was born in Caldwell, Essex County, N.J., March 18, 1837. On the paternal side he is of English origin. Moses Cleveland emigrated from Ipswich, County of Suffolk, England, in 1635, and settled at Woburn, Mass., where he died in 1701. His descendant William Cleveland was a silversmith and watchmaker at Norwich, Conn. Richard Falley Cleveland, son of the latter named, was graduated at Yale in 1824, was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1829, and in the same year married Ann Neal, daughter of a Baltimore merchant of Irish birth. These two were the parents of Grover Cleveland. The Presbyterian parsonage at Caldwell, where he was born, was first occupied by the Rev. Stephen Grover, in whose honor he was named; but the first name was early dropped, and he has been since known as Grover Cleveland. When he was 4 years old his father accepted a call to Fayetteville, near Syracuse, N.Y., where the son had common and academic schooling, and afterwards was a clerk in a country store. The removal of the family to Clinton, Oneida County, gave him additional educational advantages in the academy there. In his seventeenth year he became a clerk and an assistant teacher in the New York Institution for the Blind, in New York City, in which his elder brother, William, a Presbyterian clergyman, was then a teacher... Continue reading book >>

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