Grover Cleveland

Early Career

What was his next job in the legal field?

In January 1863, Cleveland accepted an appointment to be an assistant district attorney for Erie County, New York. His boss—district attorney C.C. Torrance—relied heavily on Cleveland and his superior work ethic. When Torrance ended his term, Democratic leaders nominated Cleveland as the district attorney. He narrowly lost to future U.S. House of Representatives member and Republican Lyman K. Bass. Ironically, Cleveland later practiced law with Bass.


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