Who is the only US president who got married at the White House?
Extra Credit: What else is the difference of this president in regarding to his legacy when comparing with other presidents? I will post answer hereand choose winner on Tuesday (01/02/07). In case that multiple people come up with the same correct answer, the one who put answer first is the winner.
- redunicornLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Grover Cleveland was the only president to be married in the White House;
He also was the only president to be elected twice--non consecutively so he is the 22nd and 24th president.Source(s): ttp://www.whitehousehistory.org/05/subs/05_h.html
- JOHN BLv 61 decade ago
Grover Cleveland was the only president married in the White House.
He was the first to have a child born in the White House.
He also was the only president to be elected to two non-successive terms as President.
Here is some information for you from History Central.com.
Cleveland took office in 1885. The election was close. Cleveland won with a plurality of about 29,000 votes over James G. Blaine. The electoral vote was 219 for Cleveland to Blaine's 182. The new president took office on March 4, 1885.
Cleveland was renominated in 1888 and made tariff reform the chief issue of the campaign. He polled about 90,000 more votes than the Republican candidate, Benjamin Harrison, but Harrison won 233 electoral votes to Cleveland's 168. Out of office, Cleveland remarked, "What is the use of being elected or reelected unless you stand for something?"
The Clevelands went to New York City, where Cleveland resumed the practice of law. Their first child, Ruth, was born in 1891. The couple had two more daughters and two sons.
Cleveland watched the Harrison administration spending money recklessly and making what he regarded as dangerous blunders. The McKinley tariff raised rates so high that imports almost stopped. The Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 caused a steady outflow of gold from the treasury. As Harrison's term drew to a close, the country was sliding swiftly into a serious agricultural and industrial depression.
In 1892 the Democrats nominated Cleveland on the first ballot with Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois as vice-president. This time he triumphantly defeated Harrison by a landslide popular vote of 5,555,426 to Harrison's 5,182,690 and an electoral vote of 277 to 145. He was the only president ever to be reelected after a defeat.
Grover Cleveland was the only president to be married in the White House to Frances Folsom in 1886--and the first to have a child born in the White House, in 1893.
Frances Folsom married President Grover Cleveland when he was 49 and she almost 22. He was the first Chief Executive to be married in the White House. Frances had been made the ward of Grover Cleveland following the death of her father when she was a child of eleven. When Frances was a student a Wells College, Cleveland's paternal interest changed into an apparently romantic one. Soon after her college graduation, a formal engagement was announced to the delight of the country. The marriage was a great success. Frances enjoyed huge popularity and was known as a gracious hostess. It was reported that on one occasion, 9,000 people lined up to meet her and shake her handSource(s): Historycentral.com
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Grover Cleveland, the only U.S. president to serve two non-consecutive terms, married Frances Folsom (1864-1947) in the White House during his first term, on June 2, 1886.
The first wedding ever held in the White House was that of Maria Monroe, daughter of President James Monroe. The younger Monroe tied the knot in a private family ceremony in 1820Source(s): www.infoplease.com
- 1 decade ago
On June 2, 1886, Stephen Grover Cleveland married Frances Clara Folsom, the daughter of his former law partner, in the Blue Room in the White House. He was the second President to be married while in office, and the only President to have a wedding in the White House itself (as of 2006).
He is also the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms
To refute a prior answer, John Quincy Adams did not marry in the White House. He married on July 26, 1797, Louisa Catherine Johnson, one of the seven daughters of Joshua Johnson of Maryland, U.S. consul at London, at the All Hallows-by-the-Tower in Byward Street in the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London.
On February 25, 1828, young John Adams, grandson of one president and son of President John Quincy Adams, married Mary Catherine Hellen in the White House. The event marked the only time that a president’s son has been married in the houseSource(s): Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and The White House Historical Association http://www.whitehousehistory.org/
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- ?Lv 41 decade ago
John Quincy Adams
Drat. I had it right the first time. Grover Cleveland
- ErikaLv 44 years ago
sure, you'll be single to run for government. The fifteenth President of the US, James Buchanan, became unwed, and so his niece, Harriet Lane, performed the region of the 1st lady.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Glover Cleveland on his second term.Source(s): The National-Union, the populist party supporting popular votes for public service believes that marriage isn't required for public service, http://www.voteprimous.com