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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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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via John de Lacy

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Roger de Clare

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Roger Mortimer

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Gilbert Talbot

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir James le Boteler

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

14th cousin
via Sir Walter Blount

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Sir Roger le Bigod

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Sir William de Fiennes

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Nichole d'Aubeney

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Roger de Somery

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert de Ferrers

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

21st cousin
via Piers de Lutegareshale

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Philip Basset

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Hugh le Despencer

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

20th cousin
via William Mauduit

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Henry II, King of England

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Isabel de Beaumont

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Simon III de Montfort

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Ranulf de Gernons

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Roger de Quincy

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

14th cousin 6 times removed
via John FitzGilbert (the Marshal)

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Rev. John Whittingham

(c1616 - 1639)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Ida de Tony

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