. Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and therefore is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents. He was the winner of the popular vote for president three times—in 1884
, and 1892
—and was the only Democrat elected to the presidency in the era of Republican political domination that lasted from 1860 to 1912.
Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver
, inflation, imperialism and subsidies to business, farmers or veterans.
1886 U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
1886 In New York Harbor, President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty.
1889 President Grover Cleveland signs a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as U.S. states.
1893 Grover Cleveland undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.
1894 The troops sent by Grover Cleveland to Chicago to end the Pullman Strike are recalled.
I'm only waiting for my wife to grow up.
Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made.
WHATEVER YOU DO, TELL THE TRUTH.
After an existence of nearly twenty years of almost innocuous desuetude, these laws are brought forth.
Officeholders are the agents of the people, not their masters. Not only is their time and labor due to the Government, but they should scrupulously avoid in their political action, as well as in the discharge of their official duty, offending by a display of obtrusive partisanship their neighbors who have relations with them as public officials.