Scott 827Issued 22nd Nov 1938. Rotary Press Printed on unwatermarked paper and perf 11:10½. This stamp features Grover Cleveland (18th Mar 1837 - 24th Jun 1908), the 22nd and 24th President of the USA (4th Mar 1885 - 4th Mar 1889 and 4th Mar 1893 - 4th Mar 1897).
Stephen Grover Cleveland was an American politician and lawyer who was the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only president at that time in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). He won the popular vote for three presidential elections—in 1884, 1888, and 1892—and was one of two Democrats (with Woodrow Wilson) to be elected president during the era of Republican political domination dating from 1861 to 1933.
Cleveland grew up in upstate New York. In 1881, he was elected Mayor of Buffalo and later, governor of New York. Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs; Free Silver; inflation; imperialism; and subsidies to business, farmers, or veterans. His crusade for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives of the era. Cleveland won praise for his honesty, self-reliance, integrity, and commitment to the principles of classical liberalism. He fought political corruption, patronage, and bossism. As a reformer, Cleveland had such prestige that the like-minded wing of the Republican Party, called "Mugwumps", largely bolted the GOP presidential ticket and swung to his support in the 1884 election.
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