President Grant Profile

In the sixth of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president who served from 1869 to 1877,… read more

In the sixth of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president who served from 1869 to 1877, was profiled. Historians, scholars and descendants discussed the public and private lives of President Grant. Viewers also participated in the discussion by telephone. President Grant supported the ratification of the 15th amendment, which gave African-American men the right to vote. His second term was rocked by two financial investment scandals, but he was never implicated. He died from throat cancer on July 23, 1885. a tour of the home where President Grant lived from 18 months to 17 years old when he left for the U.S. Military Academy. Ms. Ruthven talked about some of the items in the home, including a pair of his binoculars and the gloves he wore at his inauguration. She also toured the home, including the parlor and library which showed the furnishings of a lower middle class family. Video of Grant’s tomb in New York was also shown. Ulysses Grant Dietz is President Grant’s great-great grandson. close

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President Grant Profile

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Program ID:
68979-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Interview
Location:
Georgetown, Ohio, United States
First Aired:
Dec 15, 1995
Last Aired:
Dec 1, 1999

Airing Details

  • Dec 15, 1995 | 8:56am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 16, 1995 | 3:52am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 1996 | 1:40pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 02, 1996 | 2:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 16, 1999 | 3:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 17, 1999 | 3:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 01, 1999 | 3:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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