Ulysses S. Grant 1822-1885
His original name was Hiram Ulysses
Grant. He was born April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio, and
lived 63 years. Grant became the 18th president of the United States
Hiram Ulysses Grant also worked as U.S. general, commander of the Union armies in
American Civil War, farmer, and real estate agent.
hobbies were horses, mathematics, art, and reading.
Grant married Julia Boggs Dent, the sister of his roommate at
West Point. He was attracted to her liveliness, and his devotion to
her was endless. They had four children.
A good friend of his was
Twain, the writer, who published Grant's memoirs with
much financial success.
Grant's parents were Jesse Root Grant and Hannah Simpson.
Ulysses S. Grant's Strengths
Grant was pretty modest. Other people say that he showed
gallantry in campaigns, hunger for action, heroism, resilience,
independence, determination, administrative ability, receptiveness
to innovation, versatility, and the ability to learn from mistakes.
Ulysses S. Grant's Weaknesses
During his presidency, Grant was not able to prevent some
politicians from re-directing profits of the Union Pacific Railroad
and government tax money straight into their own little pockets.
Ulysses S. Grant Trivia
Here you can
read Ulysses S Grant's biography provided by the White House.
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