Shadow and Custodial Presidents

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Shadow and Custodial Presidents Grant (1868) Cleveland (1892) Throughout the history of the world there have been many people remembered for their actions and a great deal more forgotten for no real reason. This does not exempt more recent history. After the American Civil War, six lesser-known Presidents, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, and Harrison, have been given titles of either shadow or custodial presidents. A shadow, is a section of darkness, or a part that follows …

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…with the surplus went the prosperity of most of the working class. Harrison mostly focused, in his presidency, on issues that were important at the moment, but not so important as to be memorable. His time as President has fallen into the shadows. No great travesties or victories occurred during his time and so he will remain a shadow president. After is retirement in Indianapolis and marriage in 1869, Benjamin Harrison died in1901, a respected man.