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Ulysses S. Grant

18th President (1869-1877)

Born: April 27, 1822
Died: July 23, 1885

Vice Presidents: Schyler Colfax, Henry Wilson

Political Party: Republican

Next President: Rutherford B. Hayes

Previous President: Andrew Johnson

Notable Ulysses S. Grant Quotes

"Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace."

"I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally."

"It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training."

Other Interesting Facts

Grant was once fined $20 for speeding on his horse.