18 Ulysses Grant

18 Ulysses Grant

18 Ulysses Grant

18 Ulysses Grant
18 Ulysses Grant

 
  • Term: 18th President of the United States (1869-1877)
  • Vice President: Schuyler Colfax (1869 - 1873) • Henry Wilson (1873 - 1875)
  • Born: April 27, 1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio
  • Nickname: "Hero of Appomattox"
  • Education: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (graduated 1843)
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Marriage: August 22, 1848, to Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902)
  • Children: Frederick Dent (1850-1912), Ulysses Simpson (1852-1929), Ellen Wrenshall (1855-1922), Jesse Root (1858-1934)
  • Career: Soldier
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: Personal Memoirs (2 vols., 1885-86); Papers (28 vols., 1967- ), ed. by John Y. Simon
  • Died: July 23, 1885, Mount McGregor, New York
  • Buried: Grant’s Tomb, New York, New York

Ulysses Grant Trivia:
Graduated U.S. Military Academy West Point, New York. Witness to some of the bloodiest battles in history, Grant could not stomach the sight of animal blood. Rare steak nauseated him. While president, he was arrested for driving his horse too fast and was fined $ 20. Grant said he knew only two songs. "One was Yankee Doodle and the other wasn't." He smoked 20 cigars ad, which probably caused the throat cancer that resulted in his death.


Ulysses Grant Books: