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Original Owner:John Ramage
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Overall: 34 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (86.4 x 4.8 x 7 cm)
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Grover Cleveland was the only president to be elected to two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland was the Governor of New York before he was elected, and had been elected Sheriff of Erie County, Mayor of Buffalo, and Governor in four years. He was the only Democrat between Lincoln and Wilson, with the Republicans still running on the Civil War based refusal to elect Democrats. Cleveland was also uniquely one of two presidents to have been partners in the same Buffalo law firm, the other being Millard Fillmore. As a pro-business Democrat, he favored the gold standard and vetoed many war veteran pension bills.
This cane is one of three Cleveland canes in the Grumet collection. It has a pewter head, and features his mustache and abundant hair.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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