Friday, November 13, 2009

The Dachshunds of President Grover Cleveland

In a follow-up to last November's Dachshunds in the White House story, where some university research uncovered that the only Dachshunds to have lived in the White House were that of President Grover Cleveland, more research has uncovered how President Cleveland came to be a Dachshund Lover: the Dachshunds were a gift for Mrs. Cleveland.  
From the New York Times, September 26, 1893:

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 - Three young Dachshunds arrived at the White House this morning, after a journey over land and sea of 4,000 miles.  They were sent to Mrs. Cleveland by Mr. Merritt, the United States Consul at Bremen, Germany.

Read all about the pets of the Grover Cleveland White House at  Dachshunds in the White House.
Grover Cleveland was our favorite President. 

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