Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Birthday, Grover

He doesn't have a special holiday to celebrate his birthday, but Grover Cleveland, former President of the United States, was born on this day in 1837.

Cleveland was unique as a president for two reasons. First, he was the only two-term President whose terms were not consecutive. Even though he won the popular vote three elections in a row, he was actually elected only twice. Benjamin Harrison won more electoral votes in Cleveland's second try, interrupting his tenure and making him the 22nd and 24th President of the United States.

Second, he was the only President to be married in the White House. He married 21-yr-old Frances Folsom in his first term.

His Presidential Library is proposed to be built in Buffalo, NY, where he was once mayor. It is to be housed in the same building as the Libertarian Hall of Fame.

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