Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cleveland as Hangman

Grover Cleveland, as Sheriff of Erie County, personally hung two men (put the noose on and pulled the trap) as he felt that this was his duty as Sheriff and he should perform the task himself rather than make someone else do it.

The end of this article also tell if Cleveland's feelings on this duty:
A few Buffalo people still live who can bear out the statement that this little
tragedy made Mr. Cleveland a sick man for several days thereafter. He was
not so stolid and phlegmatic as very many person have been led to believe.

The article also discusses Cleveland's nomination for Sheriff.

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