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Grover Cleveland

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Grover Cleveland

22nd and 24th U.S. President


Who was Grover Cleveland?

Grover Cleveland holds the distinction of being the only person to have served two non-consecutive terms as president of the United States. As such, he is counted twice in the numbering of presidents and is referred to as the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He is also the only president to be issued two separate coins in the Presidential Dollar series by the U.S. Mint.

He was born Stephen Grover Cleveland on March 18, 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey to Richard Falley Cleveland and Ann Neal. Grover Cleveland served in a number of political offices before becoming president. He was Sheriff of Erie County, New York, in the early 1870s. He went on to serve as the Mayor of Buffalo and Governor of New York before becoming president in 1885. In 1908 Grover Cleveland suffered a heart attack and died.

Famous Kin

Grover Cleveland is kin to more than a dozen U.S. presidents and to members of the recent royal family including Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, and the Dutchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton. As a former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. armed forces, it's only fitting that he be related to such celebrated generals as General Robert E. Lee, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George S. Patton, and General Douglas MacArthur.

There are plenty of television and film celebrities with connections to President Cleveland such as Lucille Ball, Brooke Shields, Glenn Close, and Clint Eastwood. One of the more interesting connections is to both accused murderer Lizzie Borden and actress Elizabeth Montgomery who ironically portrayed Lizzie Borden in a movie. Another interesting although more distant connection is to that of New Yorker author Anthony West. Anthony West was the illegitimate son of author H.G. Wells and Cicily Fairchild, or better known as author Rebecca West.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Grover Cleveland

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Roger Mortimer

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin
via Edmund FitzAlan

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin 2 times removed
via John de Welles

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

17th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Mowbray

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

21st cousin
via Sir William de Fiennes

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Lytton Strachey

Author and Co-Founder of Bloomsbury Group

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Lewis Carroll

Author of Alice in Wonderland

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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E. M. Forster

English Novelist

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Elizabeth de Badlesmere

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir John Berkeley of Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Smith

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Mitt Romney

70th Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Luke Hitchcock

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

8th cousin 11 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

7th cousin 11 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

11th cousin 9 times removed
via Hugh le Bigod

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Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor

13th cousin 7 times removed
via Richard de Clare

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