Today in History: President Grover Cleveland’s Birthday

Today in 1837, President Stephen “Grover” Cleveland was born in Caldwell, New Jersey. In 1841, the Cleveland family moved to Fayetteville, New York and he would go on to be the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms in the office. Cleveland served as the 22nd president from 1885 to 1889 and as the 24th president from 1893 to 1897.

Grover spent much of his childhood in Fayetteville, attending Fayetteville Academy and the Clinton Liberal Academy. However, he would be in and out of school due to his family’s financial situation. The first time his father pulled him out of school, Grover was placed in a two year mercantile apprenticeship program. The second time surrounded his father’s death in 1853 as Grover hoped to help support his family.