Grover Cleveland - Table of Contents

Grover Cleveland - A Chronology
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Main and Swan Streets, Buffalo, NY. Grover Cleveland's law office was on the second floor to the left of the stairway.

Sculptor: Bryant Baker.
Located in front of
Buffalo City Hall

Frances Folsom Cleveland

3 of the 5 Cleveland children.
Print courtesy of
Gothic City Architectural Antiques

A. G. Thurman ran as Cleveland's vice-president in 1888. They were defeated.

 

Stevenson served as Cleveland's vice-president in Cleveland's second term (1893-1897)

Stevenson & Cleveland

 


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1837

March 18 - Grover Cleveland born in Caldwell, New Jersey, to Congregationalist minister the Reverend Richard Falen Cleveland and Anne Neal Cleveland.
1855
Arrived in Buffalo on April 12 and lived with his uncle, Lewis F. Allen at 1192 Niagara St.,  for six months. (His aunt was Margaret Cleveland, 1801-1880)
1856-61
Boarded at 11 Oak St.

1859

Admitted to the bar

1862

Avoids the Civil War draft by paying $500 to a recently arrived Polish immigrant
Boarded at 29 Swan St. in 1862-63
1866
With law firm Vanderpoel & Co. over the Old Post Office
1867
Law office in Hollister Block
1868 Rooming at United States Hotel, Pearl corner Terrace
1869
Rooming at Pearl Street corner Swan

1870

Elected Sheriff of Erie County

1870

Appointed to the first Board of Managers of the State Normal School at Buffalo
Boarding at 22 W. Seneca

1872

As Sheriff, he personally springs the trap on two convicted murderers.
1871-72
Boarding at 51 Niagara
1873
Home, Room "F" Weed Block, 2nd floor; his office was also here

1881

Elected Mayor of Buffalo. (1882-1883)

1882

Elected Governor of New York (1883-1885)

1883

Gov. Cleveland signs a bill authorizing what will become the Niagara Reservation
In Albany

1884

Elected 22nd President of the U. S. (1885-1889)
Thomas A. Hendricks, V-P

1886

June 2, marries Frances Folsom

1888

Based on electoral votes, Benjamin Harrison defeats Grover Cleveland who wins the popular vote. Cleveland is the only person who won the popular vote for president three times.

Cleveland's running mate as V-P is A. G. Thurman

1891

Clevelands' first child born: Ruth (1891-1904)

According to the National Confectioner's Association, the Baby Ruth candy bar was named for Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth - although she died in 1904, and the candy was not manufactured until 1920, by the Curtiss Candy Company in Chicago.

1892

Elected 24th President of the U. S. (1893-1897)
Adlai E. Stevenson, V-P

1893

Clevelands' second child born: Esther (1893-1980)

1895

Clevelands' third child born: Marion (1895-1977)

1897

Clevelands' fourth child born: Richard Folsom (1897-1974)

1903

Clevelands' fifth child born: Francis (1903-1995)

1908

Dies, June 24 in Princeton, N.J.
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