The 18th president of the United States who helped lead the Union forces to victory during the Civil War before he was elected to the presidency.
He was instrumental in passing the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, thus giving federal protection to African-American voting rights.
He and Mark Twain were lifelong friends.
He refused to attend church services at West Point and was given demerits for his intransigence.
He married Julia Dent in 1848, and the couple had four children together.
- The meaning of the name Grant: Great