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Ulysses S. Grant
18th President of the United States
(March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877)
Nickname: "Hero of Appomattox"
Born: April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Died: July 23, 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York
Father: Jesse Root Grant
Mother: Hannah Simpson Grant
Married: Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902), on August 22, 1848
Children:Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); Ulysses Simpson Grant (1852-1929); Ellen Wrenshall Grant (1855-1922); Jesse Root Grant (1858-1934)
Education: Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (1843)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year (increased to $50,000/year in 1873)
Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax (1869-73); Henry Wilson (1873-75)
- Secretary of State
- Elihu B. Washburne (1869)
- Hamilton Fish (1869-77)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- George S. Boutwell (1869-73)
- William A. Richardson (1873-74)
- Benjamin H. Bristow (1874-76)
- Lot M. Morrill (1876-77)
- Secretary of War
- John A. Rawlins (1869)
- William T. Sherman (1869)
- William W. Belknap (1869-76)
- Alphonso Taft (1876)
- James D. Cameron (1876-77)
- Attorney General
- Ebenezer R. Hoar (1869-70)
- Amos T. Akerman (1870-71)
- George H. Williams (1871-75)
- Edwards Pierrepont (1875-76)
- Alphonso Taft (1876-77)
- Postmaster General
- John A. J. Creswell (1869-74)
- James W. Marshall (1874)
- Marshall Jewell (1874-76)
- James N. Tyner (1876-77)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Adolph E. Borie (1869)
- George M. Robeson (1869-77)
- Secretary of the Interior
- Jacob D. Cox, Jr. (1869-70)
- Columbus Delano (1870-75)
- Zachariah Chandler (1875-77)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Chief Justice
- Morrison Remick Waite (1874-88)
- Associate Justice
- William Strong (1870-80)
- Joseph P. Bradley (1870-92)
- Ward Hunt (1873-82)
- Ulysses S. Grant -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Ulysses S. Grant -- from American Presidents: Life Portraits -- C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- Ulysses S. Grant -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- News of Ulysses Grant's Death -- from Dead Presidents
- The text from page 1 of The New York Times, July 24, 1885. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.
- Ulysses S. Grant Interpretive Outline -- from the Ulysses S. Grant Information Center
- A comprehensive outline of the life of Grant written by Frank Scaturro of the Grant Monument Association.
- First Inaugural Address (1869)
- Second Inaugural Address (1873)
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume 1 (1885)
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume 2 (1885)
- Grant, In His Own Words
- Quotations from Grant on everything from military service to the presidency, from modesty to profanity.
Other Internet Resources:
- Fort Donelson National Battlefield
- Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army in Tennessee to its first major victory of the Civil War at this site on February 16, 1862.
- General Grant National Memorial
- Tourist information on Grant's tomb, located in New York, New York.
- The Ulysses S. Grant Information Center
- Great information resource and research starting point for students and researchers alike, created by and maintained by Dr. Marie Kelsey, the Educational Media & Technology Program Director at The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota.
- Grant Cottage at Mount McGregor, New York
- The site where Grant wrote his autobiography and eventually passed away from throat cancer.
- The Ulysses S. Grant Homepage
- Articles, photographs, and many other biographical resources on Grant. Includes a bibliography and chronology.
- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
- Tourist information on the St. Louis County, Missouri site that was the pre-Civil War home of Grant and his wife. Grant's White Haven farm is now undergoing restoration.
Points of Interest:
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