Grover Cleveland’s Birthday

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Today is the 172nd anniversary of the birth of Grover Cleveland, the only man to have served two nonconsecutive terms as President of the United States (as both 22nd and 24th president, according to the official conventional accounting). Cleveland is also, along with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of only two presidents to have won the popular vote in three successive elections (1884, 1888 and 1892 – despite winning the popular vote in 1888, Cleveland lost the electoral vote to Benjamin Harrison, whose lone term separated Cleveland’s two terms).

For a brief review and a couple of short excerpts from Henry F. Graff’s recent compact biography of Grover Cleveland, see our earlier posting Grover Cleveland.

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