Official Presidential Portraits
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IdeaLabs: Mr. President
John Tyler Tenth President, 1841–1845 “A bed of thorns… which has afforded me no repose.” —Commenting on his presidency His Accidency: "He looked somewhat worn and anxious, and he might well be, being at war with everybody," said writer Charles Dickens about John Tyler. After advancing from vice-president to president "accidentally" upon William Henry Harrison's death, Tyler was nearly impeached by congressmen who resented his taking the same powers and privileges as elected presid...
Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th president of the U.S., holds the distinction of being the only president to return for a second term after being defeated. The Democrat won his first election in 1884, lost (narrowly, and possibly due to voting fraud) in 1888, and then came back to win a second term in 1892.But Cleveland is interesting for another reason: he’s the only president who had a wedding while in the White House. And his marriage was ... unusual, to say the least. Cleveland was 49 yea