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Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877)

10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ulysses S. Grant ulysses S. Grant West Point President Grant's real name was Hiram Ulysses Grant. At the age of 17, he secured a nomination to the Ú.S. Military Academy. He was mistakenly nominated as Ulysses S. Grant. The academy would not hat Grant was one of only three presidents to graduate from a military academy. He graduated from West Point in 1843. Grant wasn't great at academics and avoided church services, but he was a skilled horseman. accept any name other than was on the nomination form so Grant adopted the new name as his own. Youngest President Gifted Writer The former general was 46 years old and never held elected office when he took office in 1869. His inexperience would be a factor in a tumultuous eight-year term in the midst of Reconstruction. After leaving the presidency, Grant became ill and was financially destitute. His memoirs, written as he was dying from throat cancer, show a clear, concise style, and his autobiography is considered among the best, if not the best, written by a president. Cigar Lover The Fast Lane Grant used around seven to ten cigars a day, although many of them he did not smoke, chewing on them instead. After a reporter wrote that Grant liked cigars, people began to send them to him as gifts. He received over 20,000, which may have contributed to his throat cancer. As president, Grant received a speeding ticket by a police officer who failed to recognize him. He was fined for driving his horse too fast through the streets of D.C. The Seventh Time Bad Investment Ulysses S. Grant Grant proposed several times to his true love Julia Dent Grant before she finally accepted. They wed on August 22, 1848 and between them they had four children After gaining presidency Ulysses Š. Grant invested in an unsuccessful venture on Wall Street, it failed leaving him a debt of over $16 million 2$ The Sight of Blood $50 Bill A portrait of Ulysses S Grant is on the $50 bill, it is sometimes refered to as a 'Grant Although he witnessed some of the bloodiest battles in history, Grant could not stand the sight of blood. Rare steak nauseated him and he was known to cook his meat to the point of charring. 24 -THE Infographic brought to you by: HERALDING .com

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (1869-1877)

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Gen. Ulysses S. Grant quarreled with President Andrew Johnson and aligned himself with the Radical Republicans. He was, as the symbol of Union victory during the Civil War, their logical candidate for...





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