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
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
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year (increased to $50,000/year in
Education: Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West
Point, N.Y. (1843)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Election Results:
Vice Presidents: Schuyler
Colfax (1869-73); Henry
- Secretary of State
- Elihu B. Washburne (1869)
- 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)
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)
Notable Events:Compiled by the White House.
Grant -- from The
Grolier Online has created this
resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana.
Contains a full biography, written by David Donald of Johns Hopkins
University, along with suggestions for further reading.
S. Grant -- from The
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early
life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other
websites, and lesson plans.
S. Grant -- from DiscoverySchool.com
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
of Ulysses Grant's Death -- from Dead
The text from page 1 of The New York Times, July 24, 1885. Placed
on the web by Manus Hand.
Grant Chronology -- from the Ulysses
S. Grant Association
A detailed chronology with historical explanations and autobiographical
quotations. Originally published in 1963 by John Y. Simon.
Ulysses S. Grant
Interpretive Outline -- from the Ulysses
S. Grant Network Home Page
A comprehensive outline of the life of Grant written by Frank Scaturro of
the Grant Monument Association.
S. Grant -- from The
Presidents of the United States of America
Second Inaugural Address
Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume 1 (1885)
Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Volume 2 (1885)
Grant, In His Own Words
Quotations from Grant on everything from military service to the presidency,
from modesty to profanity.
Other Internet Resources:
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army in Tennessee to its
first major victory of the Civil War at this site on February 16, 1862.
Tourist information from the National Park
General Grant National Memorial
Tourist information on Grant's tomb, located in New York, New York. Tourist
information from the National Park Service.
Grant Cottage at Mount
McGregor, New York
The site where Grant wrote his autobiography and eventually passed away from
The Ulysses S. Grant
Here one can find factual articles on Grant and opinions from others about
Grant. There is a lot of information here.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Tourist information on the St. Louis County, Missouri site that was the
pre-Civil War home of Grant and his wife. Grant's White Haven farm is now
undergoing restoration. Tourist information from the National
Points of Interest:
Known Facts about Ulysses S. Grant by Diane Meives, co-founder of the U.S.
- More facts about Grant can be found at