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18 - Ulysses S. Grant

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: April 27, 1822

Birthplace: Two-room cabin, Point Pleasant, Ohio

Father: Jesse Root Grant (1794-1873)

Mother: Hannah Simpson (1798-1883)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 7 inches

Physical Description: Muscular build, blue eyes, wavy brown hair, delicate hands, full beard and mustache

Religion: Methodist

Wife: Julia Boggs Dent (January 26, 1826 – December 14, 1902)

Marriage Date: August 22, 1848

Marriage Place: White Haven (bride’s father’s plantation), St. Louis, Missouri

Children:

-- Frederick Dent Grant (May 30, 1850 – April 11, 1912)

-- Ulysses Simpson Grant Jr. (July 22, 1852 – September 25, 1929)

-- Ellen Wrenshall Grant Sartoris Jones (July 4, 1855 – August 30, 1922)

-- Jesse Root Grant (February 6, 1858 – June 8, 1934)

Death Date: July 23, 1885

Place of Death: Mount McGregor, near Sarasota Springs, New York

Cause of Death: Carcinoma (cancer) of the tongue and throat

Final Words: “Water”

Burial Place: General Grant National Memorial, New York City, New York

Professional Statistics:

Professional soldier in the U.S. Army

Served in the Mexican War (1846-1848)

Union General in the Civil War (1861-1865)

18th President of the United States (1869-1877)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice Presidents:

-- Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873)

-- Henry Wilson (1873-1875)

Events During Presidency:

Major Scandals

Fifteenth Amendment Ratified (1870)

Treaty of Washington (1871)

Reconstruction of the South

Panic of 1873

Resumption of Specie Act (1875)

Colorado admitted to the Union (1876)


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