Grover Cleveland

by Russ Roberts on August 7, 2006

in Politics

Grover Cleveland’s grandson, George Cleveland, is running for state senator in New Hampshire. How does Grover, born 169 years ago, have a 54 year-old grandson?

Family marriage to younger women helps explain why the
president, born in 1837, still has grandchildren living 169 years
later. President Grover Cleveland, at age 49, married a 21-year-old
woman in 1886 who had been his ward. Then, George’s father, Richard
Cleveland, in his mid-40s, married a much-younger woman who had taught
the children from Richard’s first marriage.

It’s always nice to have a reason to think about Grover Cleveland. Cleveland actually believed in the importance of this interesting document called the Constitution.


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