PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/14/1905 - HFSID 33258
Sale Price $935.00
Grover Cleveland sends an autograph note requesting the Society take action.
Autograph Note Signed: "Grover Cleveland", 1p, 3¼x5. No place, 1905 November 14.In full: "This letter is referred to the proper officers of the Society with the request that the matter in discussion be examined with a plan of aiding the situation if possible and that the writer be communicated with. I have acknowledged its [illegible]." Cleveland served as the 22nd U.S. President from 1885-1889. He was the first Democratic President elected after the Civil War and became a Democratic candidate again in 1892 as a fighter of protective tariffs. He ran for re-election on November 6, 1888, receiving more popular votes than Benjamin Harrison (5,537,857 to 5,447,129), but lost in the Electoral College, 233 to 168 electoral votes, 20-18 states. After his first Presidential term he retired to New York to resume his law practice as he had no private fortune.In 1892, Cleveland was the first ballot nominee at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He defeated President Harrison in popular votes (5,556,918 to 5,176,108), electoral votes (277-145), and states (23-16). Grover and Frances Cleveland, married in the White House in 1886, had their first child, Ruth, in 1891, Esther, the only presidential child born in the White House, in 1893, a third daughter Marion in 1895, son Richard in 1897, and son Francis in 1903. Cleveland is the only former U.S. President to be elected President.
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