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Ulysses S. Grant Information Center: Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.

Information about General and President Ulysses S. Grant and resources for doing research. Includes material suitable for the K-12 audience.

Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., July 22, 1852-September 25, 1929, second child of Ulysses and Julia

Ulysses S. Grant, Jr.


Information About His Life

Ulysses S. Grant, Jr from Wikipedia

  • Born July 22, 1852 in Bethel, Ohio. Because Ohio is known as the Buckeye state, he was nicknamed "Buck."
  • Graduated from Harvard University in 1874, and from the Law School of Columbia University in 1876.
  • Married Fannie Josephine Chaffee in 1880. Children: Miriam, Chaffee, Julia, Fannie, Ulysses IV.
  • Moved to California in 1893 where he worked in the field of law and finance. Became a prominent citizen of San Diego. Biography of Buck from the Journal of San Diego History.
  • Opened the U. S. Grant Hotel in 1910. Today it is a renovated, award-winning luxury hotel owned by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay nation. More about the U. S. Grant Hotel from Wikipedia.
  • History of the U.S. Grant Hotel from the Online Archive of California.
  • Married Mrs. America Workman Will in 1913 after the death of his wife Fannie. This was a very controversial marriage because of Mrs. Will's age and background. See the side box for two newspaper articles on this event. 
  • Buck shared his recollections of his famous father on the centenary of Grant's birth. See the article in the side box.
  • Died September 26, 1929 and is buried in San Diego.



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