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Ulysses S. Grant

18th President of the United States


"I ask patient forbearance one toward another throughout the land, and a determined effort on the part of every citizen to do his share toward cementing a happy Union."

--Inaugural Address, 1869

Full Name: Ulysses Simpson Grant

Birth Name: Hiram Ulysses Grant

Born: April 27, 1822

Birthplace: Point Pleasant, Ohio

Father: Jesse R. Grant (1794-1873)

Mother: Hannah Simpson Grant (1798-1883)

Wife: Julia Grant (1826-1902)

Married: August 22, 1848

Religious Preference: Methodist

Previous Experience: Soldier, farmer, businessman

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 46

Term of Office: March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877


Died: July 23, 1885

Age at Death: 63

Place of Burial: New York, New York

President at Time of Death: Grover Cleveland

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1868 Ulysses S. Grant (R) 214 3,012,833
  Horatio Seymour (D) 80 2,703,249
  Not Voted 23 ----
1872 Ulysses S. Grant (R) 286 3,597,132
  Horace Greeley (D) 0 2,834,125
  Thomas A. Hendricks (ID) 42 N/A
  B. Gratz Brown (D) 18 N/A
  Charles J. Jenkins (D) 2 N/A
  David Davis (D) 1 N/A
  Not Voted 17 N/A