Eighteenth President of the United States
Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; 27 April 1822 - 23 July 1885) was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States. A prominent United States Army general during the American War Between the States, Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of Abraham Lincoln. As the 18th President of the United States (1869-77) Grant led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery during Reconstruction.

Born

27 Apr 1822, Hiram Ulysses Grant, in Point Pleasant, Ohio

Died

23 Jul 1885, in Mount McGregor, New York

Articles

Bureaucracy and the Civil Service in the United States, by Murray Rothbard, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, 1995
Historical account of the evolution of the United States Civil Service and attempts to reform it, from its beginnings through the early 20th century
"George W. Curtis ... got another call from the President; responding to the Congressional rider and to charges of corruption in the New York Customhouse, President Grant surprised and delighted reformers in June by appointing a seven-man Civil Service Commission (CSC), with none other than Curtis as its chairman"

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