Frances F. Cleveland PrestonFrances F. Cleveland Preston
Wife of Grover Cleveland
1864 – 1947 A.D.

Frances Folsom (Cleveland) Preston, born at Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of Oscar Folsom, law partner of Grover Cleveland. She graduated from Wells College in 1885, and on June 2, 1886, she was married to President Cleveland in the White House, Washington. Her charm and high type of womanhood added largely to the social grace of Washington life while her husband was President.

On his retirement, they lived in Princeton, N.J., where the ex-President died in 1908, and in 1913 she was married to Thomas Jux Preston, Jr., professor of archaeology at Princeton University. During the European war, Mrs. Preston rendered valuable service in connection with the National Security League.


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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