Grover Cleveland

President Grover Cleveland
Birth Name:
Stephen Grover Cleveland
Birth Date:
March 18, 1837
Birth Place:
207 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey
Death Date:
June 24, 1908
Place of Death:
Westland Mansion, 15 Hodge Road, Princeton, New Jersey
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Cemetery Name:
Princeton Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
World Leaders
Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat elected after the Civil War in 1885, as the 22nd and 24th President Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). President Cleveland vigorously pursued policies barring special favors to any economic group. Vetoing a bill to appropriate $10,000 to distribute seed grain among drought-stricken farmers in Texas, he wrote: “Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the Government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character. . . . ” He also vetoed many private pension bills to Civil War veterans whose claims were fraudulent. When Congress, pressured by the Grand Army of the Republic, passed a bill granting pensions for disabilities not caused by military service, Cleveland vetoed it, too. He angered the railroads by ordering an investigation of western lands they held by Government grant. He forced them to return 81,000,000 acres. He also signed the Interstate Commerce Act, the first law attempting Federal regulation of the railroads. Upon retirement Cleveland moved to Princeton where, in the autumn of 1907 he fell seriously ill. In 1908, he suffered a heart attack and died on June 24 at age 71 in his Princeton residence. His last words were, "I have tried so hard to do right."

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Princeton Cemetery

29 Greenview Avenue

Princeton, New Jersey, 08542


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map of Princeton Cemetery in Princeton New Jersey

Grave Location:

Section 1, Block U, Lot 15, Grave 12

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery drive past the office on your right make the first turn to the left. Follow this road around and through the cemetery until you come to the locked gates exiting onto Witherspoon Street. Park and walk to the right approximately 100 feet and directly in front of the Pardee Memorial Garden you will find the final resting place of President Grover Cleveland and his wife and one of his daughters.

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40.35304419, -74.66072816

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