Lives of Our Presidents; Containing the Childhood, Early Education, Occupation, Characteristics, and Achievements

Lives of Our Presidents; Containing the Childhood, Early Education, Occupation, Characteristics, and Achievements

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...in New York, which position he held nearly eight years. Then he returned to his practice. He was Vice President in 1881, and was President in September of the same year." "He did not live very long after he was President did he?" asked Hadley. "No, he died in New York, November 18, 1886, and was buried in Rural Cemetery, Albany, N. Y." "I have heard that his sister was mistress of the White House while he was there. Wasn't he married?" asked Nettie. "Yes, he married Ella Herndon, daughter of Commander William L. Herndon, of the U. S. Navy, who was lost at sea when in command of the ill-fated 'Central America.' She died before her husband was elected. Their first child, a son, died young." "Tell us about bis sister. We want to know all the women who did the honors of the White House," suggested Josie. "Mary Arthur was the youngest of a family of nine children, while Chester A. Arthur was the eldest son. She married John E. McElroy of Albany, N. Y. When her brother was President she spent her winters at the White House, where she won many friends, and filled the position with great tact." "We shall have three Presidents next time," Nettie announced. "How is that? There will not be time," said Bennie. "Why, wasn't Cleveland the twenty-second and twenty-fourth, and we can't make two of him very well," was the laughing reply. "No; mamma will only tell us the Cleveland story once, will you mamma," asked Charlie. "There is no need to tell it twice," smiled Mamma Nelson. "No need, perhaps, only we are almost through, and--it would make our time longer," sighed Bennie. GROVER CLEVELAND AND BENJAMIN HARRISON. tfc /"UR FIRST...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615832
  • 9781236615831