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Presidential Administrations, Grover Cleveland: Topics in Chronicling America

Grover Cleveland served 2 non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th U.S. President. This guide provides access to material related to the "Cleveland's Presidential Administration" in the Chronicling America digital collection of historic newspapers.


Sketch of President Grover Cleveland. November 13, 1884. Western Sentinel (Winston-Salem, NC), Image 1. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.

On June 2, 1886, President Grover Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House. The surprising marriage, which shocked many since it was widely assumed that Cleveland would marry Frances Folsom’s mother, began a string of notable events in Cleveland’s presidency. Still the only non-consecutive two-term presidency, Cleveland’s administration addressed numerous issues including tariff reform, labor conflict, westward expansion, and a financial panic. Read more about it!

The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.

The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.


June 2, 1886 Cleveland marries 21-year-old Frances Folsom in the White House.
1887 Cleveland vetoes aid to Texas farmers.
Interstate Commerce Committee.
Tarriff reform.
Interstate Commerce Act.
1893 Financial panic.
March 5, 1893 Cleveland begins second term in office.
October 1893 Sherman act repealed.
July 1894 Pullman strike.
January 4 1896 Utah admitted to union.