Today in History: Grover Cleveland

The White House Wedding

Today in History–June 2–the Library of Congress features President Grover Cleveland, who married Frances Folsom in a White House ceremony on this date in 1886. A lawyer, Cleveland began his political career as mayor of Buffalo, New York, becoming governor of the state the following year and President of the United States just a few years later in 1885. He won the popular vote in the 1888 presidential election but failed to win a majority of the electoral college, thus losing the office to Benjamin Harrison. Four years later, though, he returned to the White House for another term. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more stories and primary sources related to Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the United States.

Presidential election of 1884: primary source collection

Grover Cleveland 1885 presidential inauguration primary source set

Presidential election of 1892: primary source collection

Grover Cleveland 1893 presidential inauguration primary source set

Historical newspaper coverage

Grover Cleveland Papers

Grover Cleveland sheet music

Grover Cleveland audio recordings

Grover Cleveland image set

Grover Cleveland political cartoons

Grover ClevelandBay State Monthly Volume 2, Issue 2, November 1884

Books about Grover Cleveland

Election Week Special:”The Dodger” and the Election of 1884 Folklife Today blog, November 3, 2016

POTUS: Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland Library

Grover Cleveland Home

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