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Ulysses S. Grant


Picture of Ulysses S. Grant
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1868 Union President 54592 Win
11-05-1872 Republican President 64044 Win

Candidate Biography:

Hiram Ulysses Grant
Born: April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Spouse: Julia Dent Grant
Children: Jesse, Ulysses Jr., Nellie and Frederick
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War, Civil War)
Died: July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York

1861-1869: General of the Army of the United States
1869-1877: President of the United States

  • As President, Grant established both the Department of Justice (1870) and the Office of the Surgeon General (1871).
  • US Currency: Ulysses S. Grant appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2011. Ulysses S. Grant currently appears on the Fifty Dollar bill (1914-Present).
  • High Rank: General of the Army (United States Army)
  • PLACENAME: California is home to 19 schools named for President Grant; fifteen elementary schools (in Antioch, Colton, Eureka, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Petaluma, Redding, Richmond, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Lorenzo, Santa Monica, and Stockton), one middle school in Reedley, two High Schools in Sacramento and Van Nuys and one K-12 School in Mcclellan.