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Forty-five Presidents have led America, but Grover Cleveland stands as the only one who has served two non-consecutive terms. That tends to be the headlining detail about the former leader, his time serving as first the 22nd and then the 24th President. And perhaps that’s because he kept a huge, deadly secret all to himself.

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Of course, a few other details about Cleveland make him noteworthy to historians and history buffs alike. For one thing, he zoomed into the White House after a mere three years in state and local politics. His 1881 mayorship in Buffalo, New York, opened the door to the state’s governorship in 1883 and then the presidency in 1885.

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