Grover Cleveland Quotes

It never occurred to any of us to consult in this emergency farmers, doctors, lawyers, shoemakers, or even statesmen. We could not escape the belief that the prospect of obtaining what we needed might be somewhat improved by making application to those whose business and surroundings qualified them to intelligently respond.

 
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In the Cleveland administration the government needed money and went to J. P. Morgan and other bankers for assistance. The government got the money at extremely unfavorable terms and Cleveland was roundly criticized for only consulting with the bankers and Wall Street houses, that ended up as the beneficiaries of the arrangement:
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Grover Cleveland, 1837-1908, 22nd & 24th President of the United States (Democrat, NY), 1904

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Grover Cleveland
Grover Cleveland
  • Born: March 18, 1837
  • Died: June 24, 1908
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

Stephen Grover Cleveland was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only president in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). He won the popular vote for three presidential elections—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was one of two Democrats (with Woodrow Wilson) to be elected president during the era of Republican political domination dating from 1861 to 1933.

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