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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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Henry Howard Sessions

Railroad Car Inventor

6th cousin
via Samuel Porter

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Vanessa Hudgens

TV, Movie and Stage Actress

6th cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Porter

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Edmund Fitzalan

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

15th cousin 5 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

16th cousin 4 times removed
via John de Welles

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

15th cousin 6 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

17th cousin 3 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Thomas de Beauchamp

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Eleanor Plantagenet

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Moses Cleveland

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Taylor Lautner

TV and Movie Actor

8th cousin 5 times removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Richard Fitzalan

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

17th cousin 3 times removed
via John de Mowbray

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Michael Lookinland

TV Actor

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Edmund Ferrers

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

18th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Ros

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

18th cousin 2 times removed
via Bartholomew de Badlesmere

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Gilbert de Clare

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

16th cousin 5 times removed
via Eudo la Zouche

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Bob Moore

Co-Founder, Bob's Red Mill

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Philip le Despencer

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Lyman Spitzer

Astronomer and Theoretical Physicist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Elizabeth Charde

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed
via Stephen Post

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Sir Richard Fitzalan

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Hyde

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

15th cousin 4 times removed
via Sir Edmund Ferrers

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