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Usgrant

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States






TermEdit

18th President of the United States
Republican
March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877  (46-54)
Preceded by Andrew Johnson
Succeeded by Rutherford B. Hayes


DataEdit

Full Name Ulysses Simpson Grant
Born April 27, 1822
Birthplace Point Pleasant, Ohio
Alma Mater United States Military Academy  (B.S. 1843)
Died July 23, 1885  (63 years)
Deathplace Wilton, New York


ParentsEdit

Jesse Root Grant
Born January 23, 1794
Father Noah Delano Grant  (1748-1819) (71 years)
Mother Rachel Miller Kelly  (1770-1805) (35 years)
Marriage 1821 - 1873  (52 years, died)
Died June 29, 1873  (79 years)


Hannah Simpson
Born November 23, 1798
Father John Simpson Jr.  (1767-1837) (70 years)
Mother  Rebecca Weir  (1770-1803) (33 years)
Children 6
Died May 11, 1883  (84 years)


SiblingsEdit

1. Samuel Simpson Grant  (1825-61) (36 years)
2. Clara Rachel Grant  (1828-65) (37 years)

3. Virginia Paine Grant  (1832-81) (49 years)

(married 1869  Abel Corbin  (1808-80) (72 years))

4. Orville Lynch Grant  (1835-81) (46 years)

(married 1857  Mary Medary  (1839-94) (55 years))

5. Mary Frances Grant  (1839-1905) (66 years)

(married 1863  Michael Cramer  (1835-98) (63 years))


MarriagesEdit

1. Julia Boggs Dent
Born January 26, 1826
Father Frederick Fayette Dent  (1787-1873) (86 years)
Mother Ellen Bray Wrenshall  (1793-1857) (64 years)
Marriage August 22, 1848 - July 23, 1885  (36 years, died)
Died December 14, 1902  (76 years)


ChildrenEdit

1. Frederick Dent Grant
Born May 30, 1850
Wife Ida Marie Honoré  (1854-1930) (76 years)
Marriage October 20, 1874 - April 11, 1912  (37 years, died)
Children Julia, Ulysses
Died April 11, 1912  (61 years)


2. Ulysses Simpson Grant Jr.
Born July 22, 1852
First Wife Frances Josephine Chaffee  (1857-1909) (52 years)
First Marriage November 1, 1880 - November 10, 1909  (29 years, widowed)
Children Miriam, Chaffee, Julia, Fannie, Ulysses
Second Wife America Rosa Workman Wills  (1878-1942) (64 years)
Second Marriage July 23, 1913 - September 25, 1929  (16 years, died)
Died September 25, 1929  (77 years)


3. Ellen Wrenshall Grant
Born July 4, 1855
First Husband Algernon Charles Frederick Sartoris  (1851-93) (42 years)
First Marriage May 21, 1874 - February 3, 1893  (18 years, widowed)
Children Grant, Algernon, Vivien, Rosemary
Second Husband Franklin Hatch Jones  (1854-1931) (77 years)
Second Marriage July 4, 1912 - August 30, 1922  (10 years, died)
Died August 30, 1922  (67 years)


4. Jesse Root Grant
Born February 6, 1858
First Wife Elizabeth Mary Chapman  (1860-1945) (85 years)
First Marriage September 21, 1880 - 1918  (37-38 years, divorced)
Children Nellie, Chapman
Second Wife Camille Lillian Burns Wilkins  (1861-1924) (63 years)
Second Marriage August 26, 1918 - July 1, 1924  (5 years, widowed)
Died June 8, 1934  (76 years)


OccupationEdit

 Commanding General of the United States Army  (1864-69)


Military ServiceEdit

4 Star General in the United States Army  (1839-54, 1861-69)


Presidential Election of 1868Edit

1. Ulysses S. Grant
Birth/Death 1822 - 1885  (63 years)
State Illinois
Occupation Commanding General of the United States Army  (1864-69)
Political Party  Republican
Vice President

Schuyler Colfax  (1823-85) (IN)

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana  (1855-69)

Popular Vote 3, 013, 650  (52.66%)
Electoral Vote 214  (26 states)


2. Horatio Seymour
Birth/Death 1810 - 1886  (76 years)
State New York
Occupation Former Governor of New York  (1853-54, 1863-64)
Political Party Democratic
Vice President

Francis Preston Blair Jr.  (1821-75) (MO)

Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri  (1857-59, 1860, 1861-64)

Popular Vote 2, 708, 744  (47.34%)
Electoral Vote 80  (8 states)


Presidential Election of 1872Edit

1. Ulysses S. Grant
Birth/Death 1822 - 1885  (63 years)
State Illinois
Occupation Incumbent President of the United States  (1869-77)
Political Party Republican
Vice President

Henry Wilson  (1812-75) (MA)

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts  (1855-73)

Popular Vote 3, 598, 235  (55.6%)
Electoral Vote 286  (31 states)


2. Thomas A. Hendricks
Birth/Death 1819 - 1885  (66 years)
State Indiana
Occupation Former U.S. Senator from Indiana  (1863-69)
Political Party Democratic
Popular Vote 0
Electoral Vote 42  (5 states)


3. Benjamin Gratz Brown
Birth/Death 1826 - 1885  (59 years)
State Missouri
Occupation Governor of Missouri  (1871-73)
Political Party Liberal Republican 
Popular Vote 0
Electoral Vote 18  (3 states)


4. Horace Greeley
Birth/Death 1811 - 1872  (61 years)
State New York
Occupation Former Member of the House of Representatives from New York  (1848-49)
Political Party Liberal Republican
Vice President

Benjamin Gratz Brown  (1826-85) (MO)

Governor of Missouri  (1871-73)

Popular Vote 2, 834, 761  (43.8%)
Electoral Vote 3  (1 state)


5. Charles J. Jenkins
Birth/Death 1805 - 1883  (78 years)
State Georgia
Occupation Former Governor of Georgia  (1865-68)
Political Party Democratic
Popular Vote 0
Electoral Vote 2  (1 state)


6. David Davis
Birth/Death 1815 - 1886  (71 years)
State Illinois
Occupation Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court  (1862-77)
Political Party Liberal Republican
Popular Vote 0
Electoral Vote  1  (1 state)


7. Charles O'Conor
Birth/Death 1804 - 1884  (80 years)
State New York
Occupation Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York  (1853-54)
Political Party Straight-Out Democratic
Vice President

John Quincy Adams II  (1833-94) (MA)

Former Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1865, 1867, 1870, 1873)

Popular Vote 18, 602  (0.3%)
Electoral Vote 0


8. James Black
Birth/Death 1823 - 1893  (70 years)
State Pennsylvania
Occupation Lawyer
Political Party Prohibition
Vice President

John Russell  (1822-1912) (MI)

Preacher, Journalist

Popular Vote 5, 607  (0.1%)
Electoral Vote 0


Vice PresidentEdit

Schuyler Colfax  (1823-85) IN 1869-73
Henry Wilson  (1812-75) MA 1873-75


CabinetEdit

Secretary of State
Elihu B. Washburne  (1816-87) IL 1869
Hamilton Fish  (1808-93) NY 1869-77


Secretary of the Treasury
George S. Boutwell  (1818-1905) MA 1869-73
William Adams Richardson  (1821-96) MA 1873-74
Benjamin Bristow  (1832-96) KY 1874-76
Lot M. Morill  (1813-83) ME 1876-77


Secretary of War
John Aaron Rawlins  (1831-69) IL 1869
William Tecumseh Sherman  (1820-91) MO 1869
William W. Belknap  (1829-90) IA 1869-76
Alphonso Taft  (1810-91) OH 1876
J. Donald Cameron  (1833-1918) PA 1876-77


Attorney General
Ebenezer R. Hoar  (1816-95) MA 1869-70
Amos T. Akerman  (1821-80) GA 1870-71
George Henry Williams  (1823-1910) OR 1871-75
Edwards Pierrepont  (1817-92) NY 1875-76
Alphonso Taft  (1810-91) OH 1876-77


Secretary of the Navy
Adolph E. Borie  (1809-80) PA 1869
George M. Robeson  (1829-97) NJ 1869-77


Postmaster General
John Creswell  (1828-91) MD 1869-74
James William Marshall  (1822-1910) VA 1874
Marshall Jewell  (1825-83) CT 1874-76
James Noble Tyner  (1826-1904) IN 1876-77


Secretary of the Interior
Jacob Dolson Cox  (1828-1900) OH 1869-70
Columbus Delano  (1809-96) OH 1870-75
Zachariah Chandler  (1813-79) MI 1875-77


United States Supreme CourtEdit

Chief Justice
Salmon P. Chase  (1808-73) OH 1864-73  (9 years)
Morrison Waite  (1816-88) CT 1874-88  (14 years)


Associate Justices
Samuel Nelson  (1792-1875) NY 1845-72  (27 years)
Robert Cooper Grier  (1794-1870) PA 1846-70  (24 years)
Nathan Cifford  (1803-81) ME 1858-81  (23 years)
Noah Haynes Swayne  (1804-84) OH 1862-81  (19 years)
Samuel Freeman Miller  (1816-90) IA 1862-90  (28 years)
David Davis  (1815-86) IL 1862-77  (15 years)
Stephen Johnson Field  (1816-99) CA 1863-97  (34 years)
William Strong  (1808-95) PA 1870-80  (10 years)
Joseph P. Bradley  (1813-92) NJ 1870-92  (22 years)
Ward Hunt  (1810-86) NY 1872-82  (10 years)