Photograph of Grover Cleveland

Grover Cleveland

22nd President 1885-1889

24th President 1893-1897

In the 1850’s one of the head teachers was William N. Cleveland, who for two years was connected with the school. His interest was temporary, as he was a student at a theological seminary near the Institution and was preparing for the ministry. His younger brother was through his influence employed first in a clerical capacity and later as both secretary and teacher in the literary department. This was Grover Cleveland.

He is often mentioned in the autobiographies of Fanny Crosby as someone that helped her develop with her writing and helping her to be more assertive in advocating for her rights.

The youth who became President of the United States developed in the period of his service, though less than two years, an interest in the welfare of persons with blindness that he never lost.

Grover Cleveland and A.G. Thurman, unsuccessful presidential and vice presidential candidates in 1888. Democratic Party.
Flier from Grover Cleveland and A.G. Thurman, unsuccessful presidential and
vice presidential campaign of 1888 for the Democratic Party.
from Hudson Library & Historical Society

 

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