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Ulysses Simpson Grant (1869-1877)

 Portrait, Ulysses Simpson Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant

18th President of the United States
(March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1877)

Nickname: "Hero of Appomattox"

Born: April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Died: July 23, 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York

Father: Jesse Root Grant

Mother: Hannah Simpson Grant
Married: Julia Boggs Dent (1826-1902), on August 22, 1848
Children: Frederick Dent Grant (1850-1912); Ulysses Simpson Grant (1852-1929); Ellen Wrenshall Grant (1855-1922); Jesse Root Grant (1858-1934)

Religion: Methodist
Education: Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (1843)
Occupation: Soldier
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

  • None

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year (increased to $50,000/year in 1873)

Vice Presidents: Schuyler Colfax (1869-73); Henry Wilson (1873-75)


Secretary of State
Elihu B. Washburne (1869)
Hamilton Fish (1869-77)
Secretary of the Treasury
George S. Boutwell (1869-73)
William A. Richardson (1873-74)
Benjamin H. Bristow (1874-76)
Lot M. Morrill (1876-77)
Secretary of War
John A. Rawlins (1869)
William T. Sherman (1869)
William W. Belknap (1869-76)
Alphonso Taft (1876)
James D. Cameron (1876-77)
Attorney General
Ebenezer R. Hoar (1869-70)
Amos T. Akerman (1870-71)
George H. Williams (1871-75)
Edwards Pierrepont (1875-76)
Alphonso Taft (1876-77)
Postmaster General
John A. J. Creswell (1869-74)
James W. Marshall (1874)
Marshall Jewell (1874-76)
James N. Tyner (1876-77)
Secretary of the Navy
Adolph E. Borie (1869)
George M. Robeson (1869-77)
Secretary of the Interior
Jacob D. Cox, Jr. (1869-70)
Columbus Delano (1870-75)
Zachariah Chandler (1875-77)

Points of Interest:

  • More facts about Grant can be found at Little Known Facts about Ulysses S. Grant by Diane Meives, co-founder of the U.S. Grant Network.