Definition of Cleveland, Grover
- (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th president of the US 1885–89 and 1893–97; full name Stephen Grover Cleveland. A New York Democrat, he served as governor of his state 1883–85 before being elected to the presidency. During his first term, he championed civil service reform and revision of the tariff system. Although he was defeated for re-election by Benjamin Harrison in 1888, he was again elected in 1892. His second term was marked by his application of the Monroe Doctrine to Britain’s border dispute with Venezuela in 1895.