Grover Cleveland Week Events for Saturday, March 18
10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm
“Grover the Good: Uncompromisingly Honest in the Gilded Age”
In an age rife with scandals, corruption, and bossism, Grover Cleveland established himself in a lonely position as an honest politician. His political creed was “A Public Office is a Public Trust” and integrity and honesty became his hallmark and currency. In his presentation, Louis Picone will use lively political illustrations and examples from his political life to explore what forces led to Grover Cleveland’s character. In doing so, he hopes to highlight why Grover Cleveland is worthy of admiration for reasons besides just being born in Caldwell.
Louis Picone is a member of the Authors Guild and the American Historical Association. He holds a Masters in History and also teaches at William Paterson University and is the award-winning author of:
"Grant's Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon",
"The President Is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond"
"Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces."