Ulysses S. Grant

Early Life and Family

Did he have any children?

Yes, they had four children: Frederick, Ulysses, Ellen, and Jesse. The oldest child, Frederick Dent Grant, later served as U.S. minister to Austria-Hungary and became commissioner of police in New York City. Ulysses S. Grant Jr. became an assistant U.S. attorney and successful lawyer in private practice. Ellen “Nellie” Grant was originally named Julia after her mother. However, at eighteen months, she was renamed Ellen after Grant’s mother, who had recently died. Jesse Root Grant, the youngest child, sought the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1908, but lost to William Jennings Bryan.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Presidents Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App