February 20, 2017 General Meeting
February 20, 2017
“The Grover Clevelands — Princeton’s OTHER Presidential Couple”
In the first program after our hundredth year celebration, The Reverend Dr. David Mulford will follow his previous presentation on President Woodrow Wilson with a look at the life and presidency of Grover Cleveland. He will explore the ties both Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland formed with Princeton. Grover Cleveland was born in New Jersey but rose to political power in New York. When he concluded his 2nd term as President, in 1897 he and Mrs. Cleveland retired to Princeton where he was active in University and Community affairs until his death eleven years later. His widow continued to live in Princeton until her death in 1947. Reverend Mulford refers to them as a “couple” even though Mrs. Cleveland lived many years after her husband’s death and was an important part of this community.
David Mulford is a retired Presbyterian minister with degrees from Colgate University, Princeton Theological Seminary and Drew University. He has served churches in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He has spoken to civic clubs, retirement communities, college classes, church groups and has taught adult education programs and Elderhostels. – Barbara Johnson
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