Grover Cleveland


Who were Cleveland’s vice presidents?

In Cleveland’s first term, Thomas Hendricks of Indiana served as vice president until his death only nine months into his term in 1885. Hendricks had served in the U.S. House of Representatives, served as Indiana’s governor, and ran as Samuel Tilden’s vice presidential candidate in 1876. He tried for the presidency in 1880 and 1884. After Hendricks’s death, Cleveland did not choose a replacement.

In Cleveland’s second term, Adlai Ewing Stevenson of Illinois served as his vice president. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Stevenson had served as assistant postmaster general during Cleveland’s first term as president. He later ran as William Jennings Bryan’s vice presidential candidate in 1900. His grandson and namesake, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, ran as the Democratic nominee for president in 1952 and 1956, losing to Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower.


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