Cleveland - Early Career
Cleveland is most famous for being the only president
to serve two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland is both
our 22nd and 24th president.
on March 18, 1837, in Caldwell, Cleveland spent his first
five years in New Jersey before moving to upstate New
York. His birthplace is now a national park and museum
located at 207 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. (Call 973-226-0001
for tours and additional information.)
eight brothers and sisters, Cleveland went to work at a young
age to help support his family. After working odd jobs for
many years, he began working for a law firm in Buffalo, New
York, and became a lawyer soon afterwards.
working as a lawyer, Cleveland developed an interest in politics
and joined the Democratic Party. He was elected mayor of Buffalo
in 1881. A few years later, he became governor of New York.
Cleveland - Presidency