||William Henry Harrison|
||James Monroe: first sitting president|
||HOPEFUL: Lewis Cass
||HOPEFUL: William Seward
||HOPEFUL: Dewitt Clinton
His son George William Clinton was mayor of Buffalo 1842-43
||HOPEFUL: Winfield Scott|
||HOPEFUL: Daniel Webster
||Martin Van Buren
||HOPEFUL: Henry Clay
||HOPEFUL: Belva Lockwood|
||HOPEFUL: Horatio Seymour|
June 2, 1866 - Ulysses S. Grant at Buffalo issued orders concerning Fenian activities. On June 3rd, Grant sent the Irish Catholic General George G. Meade, who led the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg, to Buffalo to take control of the situation before it escalated even further. Meade immediately banned Fenian meetings and stationed troops along the shore; by June 15 he had successfully dispersed the Fenian threat. The command of the expedition in Buffalo, New York, was entrusted by Roberts to Colonel John O'Neill, who crossed the Niagara River (the Niagara is the international border) at the head of at least 800 (O'Neill's figure; usually reported as up to 1,500 in Canadian sources) men on the night and morning of 31 May/1 June 1866
March 3, 1874 - Three Buffalo, New York men who were convicted in 1872 for registering Susan B. Anthony and other women to vote were pardoned by President Grant. Ulysses S. Grant issued a proclamation, directed at Fenians, prohibiting armed expeditions against Canada originating in the U.S.
||HOPEFUL: William Jennings Bryan|
See Fulton History
9/28/60 Memorial Aud Speech
As VP: Second Tour. 1956, Oct. 16
Nixon Oct 17, 1960 20,000 people at Memorial Auditorium, Craig Bucki book; also: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=25392
Ronald Reagan during his 1984 visit talked about reducing inflation and creating jobs.
8/23/92 Bus tour
President Bill Clinton made two appearances in the region during his administration. One in 1996 and again in 1999 -- shortly after his impeachment vote. Professor Campbell says presidential visits are staged, even orchestrated, to show the country the president is being supported. The day following his 1999 State of the Union message, President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore came to Bufalo, New York to expound on this message to the nation.
||HOPEFUL: Jimmy Griffin
Ran in New Hampshire Democratic Primary in 1996
||Geo W. Bush
April of 2004. George W. Bush delivered a speech at Kleinhan's Music Hall. It was designed mainly for law enforcement, focusing on homeland security and the Patriot Act.