Happy Facial Hair Friday! Today’s featured mustache belongs to Grover Cleveland, who was re-elected to office on November 8, 1892, making him the first and currently only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. Perhaps it was the mustache that won him this honor? President Cleveland had embraced the look of the mostly clean-shaved face when he entered office the first time in 1885, but he did have a mustache.  When he returned for a second term in 1893, he still had the mustache. In fact, he defeated the incumbent President Harrison, who was the last President to date to have a beard.  Did this electoral defeat signal the end of an era for beards and new dawn of the mustache?
Image: President Grover Cleveland (National Archives Identifier 518139)

Happy Facial Hair Friday! Today’s featured mustache belongs to Grover Cleveland, who was re-elected to office on November 8, 1892, making him the first and currently only President to serve two non-consecutive terms.

Perhaps it was the mustache that won him this honor? President Cleveland had embraced the look of the mostly clean-shaved face when he entered office the first time in 1885, but he did have a mustache.

When he returned for a second term in 1893, he still had the mustache. In fact, he defeated the incumbent President Harrison, who was the last President to date to have a beard.

Did this electoral defeat signal the end of an era for beards and new dawn of the mustache?

Image: President Grover Cleveland (National Archives Identifier 518139)