Magnet pictures Stephen Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), two-time US President. 1899 portrait by Anders Leonard Zorn. Cleveland was the only US president to serve two non-consecutive terms. He became the 22nd president upon winning his first presidental campaign, serviing from 1885 to 1889. He lost his bid for a second term to Benjamin Harrison but ran again in 1892 and became the 24th president, serving 1893-1897. Prior to the presidency, Cleveland served as the governor of New York and mayor of Buffalo, NY.