July 23, 1885: 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant, Dies at Age 63
On this day in 1885, 18th President of the United States and Civil War hero, Ulysses S. Grant, died at Mount McGregor, New York, at the age of 63 from throat cancer.
Grant served in the Mexican-American War and was a Union general in the Civil War before serving two terms as president. Shortly before his death, he finished writing two memoirs with the help of his publisher, Mark Twain.
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