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History Buffs Will be Surprised by These Fascinating Facts about Grover Cleveland

The 22nd and 24th U.S. president lived a historically groundbreaking life.

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Grover Cleveland was the first president to get married at the White House.

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  • Frances Folsom, Grover Cleveland's wife.

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Grover Cleveland personally executed two men.

Grover Cleveland actually won the popular vote in his unsuccessful 1896 reelection campaign.

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Grover Cleveland had surgery for cancer while President, but it was kept secret for many years.

Grover Cleveland was one of only seven U.S. Presidents who never attended college.

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  • Caldwell Presbyterian parsonage, the birthplace of Cleveland.

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Grover Cleveland paid to avoid conscription in the U.S. Army during The Civil War.

Grover Cleveland may have fathered an illegitimate child.

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  • An anti-Cleveland cartoon highlighting the Halpin scandal.

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