Monthly Archives: January 2015

Washington and Lincoln: The Weems Connection

George Washington died in 1799, ten years before Abraham Lincoln was born. GW: A Symbol for his Age When George Washington died a few weeks before his sixty-eighth birthday, he was a towering figure, arguably the most important and respected … Continue reading

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The Dying General: Grant’s Final Campaign

   Ulysses S. Grant was unquestionably a great and able general, but he was no businessman. The General’s Last Hurrah When Ulysses S. Grant retired from two terms as President of the United States in early 1877, he was the … Continue reading

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Grover Cleveland’s Scandal: “Where’s My Pa?”

Presidential candidate Grover Cleveland was accused of fathering an illegitimate child.   It was true.  Maybe. Grover Cleveland: The Bachelor Candidate Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) was a forty-seven year old bachelor when the Democrats chose him as their presidential candidate in 1884. … Continue reading

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Ethel Roosevelt: TR’s Other Little Girl

All Theodore Roosevelt’s children had some of his qualities, but Ethel was more like her mother than any of them.   Ethel Carow Roosevelt, The Second Daughter Ethel Roosevelt (1891-1977) was seven years younger than her half-sister Alice, and surrounded … Continue reading

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