Ulysses S. Grant
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In office: March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877
Born: April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio
S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant, was an American general
and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). He
achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American
In 1868, Grant was elected president as a Republican. Grant was the
first president to serve for two full terms since Andrew Jackson forty
years before. He led Radical Reconstruction and built a powerful
patronage-based Republican party in the South, with the adroit use of
the army. He took a hard line that reduced violence by groups like the
Ku Klux Klan.
Died: July 23, 1885 (aged 63), Mount McGregor, New York
Grant learned at the same time that he was suffering from throat
cancer. Grant and his family were left destitute; at the time retired
U.S. Presidents were not given pensions, and Grant had forfeited his
military pension when he assumed the office of President.
Terminally ill, Grant finished the book just a few days before his
death. The Memoirs sold over 300,000 copies, earning the Grant family
Ulysses S. Grant died at 8:06 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Where is Ulysses S. Grant
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California
- General Grant National Memorial, Manhattan, New York
- Oakland Cemetery, Sag Harbor, New York