Grover Cleveland

Heritage Moments: Grover the Good, in a time before #MeToo

Jun 4, 2018
Painting by Eastman Johnson, hallofgovernors.ny.gov

In a mere four years Grover Cleveland skyrocketed from Buffalo lawyer with a penchant for hanging out in beer halls to president of the United States, renowned for his scrupulous honesty. Yet Cleveland’s fabulous rise also had a dark side. Everyone heard the rumors of how he grossly mistreated a local widow named Maria Halpin — but in those days, no one believed a woman when it was her word against a prominent man’s.


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In a review of Buffalo Public schools in receivership, the New York State Education Department said some of the city's most troubled schools are meeting their own goals for improvement.

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A new exhibition of rare artifacts showcasing the region's connection to the White House opens this weekend at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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A celebration of the 150th birthday of Frances Folsom Cleveland, an exhibit is now on display at the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse. The display highlights the life and legacy of the former first lady, who was a Buffalo native.

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Former President Grover Cleveland's grandson shared some history Friday with students at Buffalo's International Preparatory School, the former Grover Cleveland High School.