Ulysses Simpson Grant


18th President of the United States (March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877)
Nickname: "Hero of Appomattox"
Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

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 (1826-1912), 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)

Religion: Methodist
Education: Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York (1843)
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Republican



After retiring from the Presidency, Grant became a partner in a financial firm, which went bankrupt. He started writing his recollections to pay off his debts and provide for his family, and produce a memoir that ultimately earned nearly $450,000. Soon after completing the last page, in 1885, he died.


See Also:

White House History -- Ulysses S. Grant


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