Grover Cleveland

Political Offices

What marked Cleveland’s term as governor?

Cleveland made his mark by refusing patronage requests from the notorious Tammany Hall, a New York political machine known for backroom dealings and underhanded ways. He also vetoed numerous measures—a trait that would also characterize his tenure as president. He approved of a state civil service reform measure and also set aside for preservation more than a million acres near Niagara Falls.


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