Esther Cleveland

Deceased Person

1893 – 1980


Who was Esther Cleveland?

Esther Cleveland was the second child of Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th President of the United States, and his wife Frances Folsom Cleveland. She was born in the White House, and was the first child of a President to be born there.

In April, 1896, she contracted measles when it spread through the White House, leading to a quarantine. Five years later, she contracted diphtheria.

She made her debut in 1912 and was rumored to be engaged to Randolph D. West shortly after. On March 14, 1918, at Westminster Abbey, she married Captain William Sidney Bence Bosanquet of the Coldstream Guards of the British Army. He was the son of Sir Frederick Albert Bosanquet, the Common Serjeant of London. Her husband died on 5 March 1966. Her daughter was the British philosopher Philippa Foot.

Esther Cleveland Bosanquet died in New Hampshire in 1980 at age 86.

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Sep 9, 1893
White House
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
Jun 25, 1980
New Hampshire

on July 23, 2013


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