The Presidency

Grover Cleveland's 1884 Election

University of Kentucky Professor Mark Summers told the story of Democrat Grover Cleveland’s 1884 election over Republican James G. Blaine. Both… read more

University of Kentucky Professor Mark Summers told the story of Democrat Grover Cleveland’s 1884 election over Republican James G. Blaine. Both candidates faced moral questions during the campaign -- Cleveland that he fathered an illegitimate child and Blaine that he used his congressional position for corrupt purposes. But, in the end, Cleveland’s reform-minded ideas on the civil service system and money in politics prevailed in one of the most closely contested races in U.S. history. Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History hosted this event and provided the video. close

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  • Jeffrey A. Engel Director Southern Methodist University->Center for Presidential History
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Grover Cleveland's 1884 Election

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Program ID:
508447-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Dallas, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Feb 14, 2021 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 09, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 14, 2021 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 15, 2021 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 15, 2021 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2021 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 09, 2021 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3