Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat to be elected president after the Civil War and the only one to serve two nonconsecutive terms (1885–89 and 1893–97). Deference and respect for the law played an important part in Cleveland's swift political ascent as mayor of Buffalo, New York, New York State governor, and president of the United States. Cleveland trained as a lawyer and served as a sheriff and district attorney of Erie County, earning a reputation as an honest and hardworking citizen who fought Big Business interests and political corruption. ...

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