Grover Cleveland

(1837–1908)

Grover Cleveland

Anecdote...

Cleveland, though constantly at loggerheads with the Senate, got on better with the House of Representatives. A popular story circulating during his presidency concerned the night he was roused by his wife crying, “Wake up! I think there are burglars in the house.”

“No, no, my dear,” said the president sleepily, “in the Senate maybe, but not in the House.”

Biographical Note: 

Grover Stephen Cleveland was a U.S. politician; 22nd and 24th president of the United States (1885-89, 1893-97). His determination to stamp out corruption made him many powerful enemies even among his fellow Democrats. His second term of office was dogged by labor unrest and financial problems that brought him considerable unpopularity.