Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. President
Apr. 27, 1822-July 23, 1885
Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1998)
A military man, Grant was the 18th president and one of few words.
Learn more about Grant at the PBS American Experience site about him.