Grover Cleveland

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Portrait of Grover Cleveland

President of the United States
March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1897

Predecessor James G. Blaine
Successor William McKinley
Born March 18, 1837
Caldwell, New Jersey
Died June 24, 1908
Princeton, New Jersey
Political Party Nationalist
Religion Presbyterianism

Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 - June 24, 1908) was President of the United States and an American politician.

Following the disastrous presidency of James G. Blaine and the War of 1885, Nationalist candidate Cleveland won the presidential election of 1888. Cleveland believed in internally improving the United States, and was an opponent of imperialism, high tariffs, and Free Silver. During his first term he fought against the corruption that plagued Blaine's term, and Cleveland became popular for this along with his honesty and integrity.

Elected to a second term in 1892, Cleveland's presidency took a turn for the worse with the Panic of 1896. He was unable to reverse the depression, which to the newly formed Liberal Party gaining power in the 1896 election.