[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 68 (Tuesday, April 26, 2022)]
[Page H4462]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. WENSTRUP asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 200th 
birthday of our 18th United States President, Ulysses S. Grant.
  President Grant was born in Point Pleasant, located in Clermont 
County in Ohio's Second Congressional District. When Ulysses was a 
child, the Grant family moved to Brown County, also in Ohio's Second 
District, and there he was educated before accepting a nomination to 
the United States Military Academy at West Point.
  Following his commissioning, Grant served in the Mexican-American 
War, and most notably, the Civil War, where he became Commanding 
General of the United States Army in 1864.
  General Grant oversaw the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox 
Court House and served as Commanding General of the Army until he was 
elected President in 1868. He served two terms as President, overseeing 
the beginning of the Reconstruction Era in the United States.
  President Grant is the General who ``saved the Union.'' He was a 
great leader who left his mark in American history. We should all seek 
to follow his example and leadership.

  Mr. Speaker, I am honored to have President Grant's birthplace in 
Ohio's Second Congressional District, a true landmark of our Nation's