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Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in 1837 and aged 71 in 1908. He was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, being the president to leave the White House (in 1889) and for a second term four years later (in 1893). He was also the First Democrat after the Civil War. Cleveland was one of nine children. He was in upstate New York and qualified as a lawyer in 1859.

At 44, his political took off. Running as a reformer, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo in 1881, and , Governor of New York. Cleveland won the Presidency with the combined of Democrats and reform-minded Republicans. It was a hotly-contested , with Cleveland winning by one-quarter of a percent of the popular vote. The electoral gave Cleveland a majority of 219–182.

In June 1886, Cleveland got married - the only President to do so in the White House. Cleveland vigorously pursued a barring favors to any economic group. He also vetoed many private pension to Civil War veterans whose claims were fraudulent. He angered the railroads by an investigation of western lands they held by Government and them to return 81,000,000 acres.

Cleveland was as President again in 1892. This time round he an acute economic depression. He dealt directly with the Treasury crisis rather than business failures, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. With the of Wall Street, he the Treasury's gold reserve. His policies during the depression were and his party deserted him.

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