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Grover Cleveland: A Resource Guide

Grover Cleveland was the 22nd (1885-89) and 24th (1893-97) president of the United States, the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms. This guide compiles digital materials, external websites, and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Grover Cleveland, including the Grover Cleveland Papers. Prior to his election as president, Cleveland served as the mayor of Buffalo (1882) and the governor of New York (1883-85). In 1884, Cleveland was elected president of the United States (1885-89), the first Democrat to be elected president since the Civil War. Despite winning the popular vote in the 1888 presidential election, he was defeated for re-election by Benjamin Harrison in the Electoral College vote. Cleveland spent the next four years working in a law firm in New York City. In 1892, Cleveland was elected president for a second time, the only president of the United States to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.

This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Cleveland such as manuscripts, broadsides, government documents, newspapers, sheet music, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Cleveland and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.