Birth: April 27, 1822
Death: July 23, 1885
Term of Office: March 4, 1869-March 3, 1877
Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms
First Lady: Julia Boggs Dent
Nickname: "Unconditional Surrender"
Ulysses S Grant Quote: "My failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Transcontinental Railroad Completed (1869)
- Black Friday Scandal involving James Fisk and Jay Gould (1869)
- Fifteenth Amendment Ratified (1870)
- Credit Mobilier Scandal (1872)
- Panic of 1873
- Whiskey Ring Scandal (1875)
- Belknap Bribery Scandal (1876)
- Battle of Little Bighorn (1876)
States Entering Union While in Office:
- Colorado (1876)
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