|President Ulysses S Grant|
18th President of the United States
1869 - 1877
Vice President: Schuyler Colfax (1869-73)
Henry Wilson (1873-75)
Born: April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Died: July 23, 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York
Education: Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (1843)
Political Party: Republican
Nickname(s): "Hero of Appomattox", "Unconditional Surrender"
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year (increased to $50,000/year in 1873)
The first president born in Ohio.
The first president to have had a mustache.
The first president educated at the United States Military Academy.
The first president to have been a four-star general.
The first president to have served as commanding general of the United States Army, though Washington held a similar post under a different name.
The first president to have both parents alive during his presidency (His father Jesse Root Grant died in 1873, and his mother Hannah Simpson Grant died in 1883).
The first president to veto more than fifty bills.
The first president to visit Ireland, Egypt, China, and Japan. (In 1878–79, after leaving the presidency.)
The first president to publish his memoirs.
The first president to issue more than 40 pocket vetoes.
The first president to issue more than 100 executive orders.
The first president to attend a synagogue service while in office.