Monday, July 11, 2022

22 Grover Cleveland (Pt 1)

Grover Cleveland was a lawyer and former sheriff enjoying a bachelor's life full of tall beers and greasy food. Then in 1881, he was elected mayor of Buffalo. In 1882, he was elected governor of New York. His meteoric rise culminated in 1884 when he became the first Democrat elected president since before the Civil War.  In one short term, he tackled civil service reform, set an unbelievable veto record, and married the youngest First Lady in our nation's history. When she left the White House after his defeat in the 1888 election, she predicted they'd return four years later.  Stay tuned for Part 2 and find out if she was right. 

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Allen’s Cocaine Tablets – The Indiana Progress (Indiana, PA) – December 3, 1885

Cocaine: A Remedy for Many Ills – New York Times (New York, NY) – September 2, 1885

Dentist Office of Johnson & Harris – Bolivar Bulletin (Bolivar, TN) – April 27, 1888

State Steamship Line – The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, NY) – May 6, 1887

Duffy’s Tower Mint Cure – The Evening Tribune (Lawrence, KS) – June 29, 1886

Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup – The Eufaula Daily Times (Eufaula, AL) – July 15, 1887

Parker’s Tonic – The Evening Tribune (Lawrence, KS) – July 3, 1886

$500 reward for sheep molesters – The New North-West (Deer Lodge, MT) – August 19, 1887

$500 reward for murderer – Tombstone Weekly Epitaph (Tombstone, AZ) – November 12, 1887