Born in Baltimore, George Cleveland eventually made his way to northern New Hampshire and the town where his family has lived in one form or another since 1903. His grandparents, President and Mrs. Grover Cleveland, left the overcrowding of Cape Cod and renovated a farmhouse in the White Mountains. In earlier years, George found enjoyment working as a lobsterman, waterbed salesman, professional clown and magician’s assistant. He spent three days posing as a dead body with artist Norman Rockwell. After a 20 year stint as Executive Director of a NH nonprofit, George has returned to his roots in radio, serving as News Director for three radio stations in New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington Valley.
George has spoken and pled about the importance of a healthy history curriculum in middle and high schools from Hyannis to Honolulu. He serves as a Trustee of the Tamworth Foundation, a community foundation taking care of the needs of the town in which he lives. He is an advisor to The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Foundation, the Buffalo Presidential Center, Western New York History Day and the Pacific Center for Justice and Reconciliation. George’s passion for fundraising knows no bounds, having appeared in a calendar wearing only a hat. That calendar brought in $75,000 for local nonprofits. George has spoken around the country on his family and studying history. He has also appeared on C-SPAN’s “American Presidents” series, CBS “Sunday Morning”, “Mysteries at the Museum” and “Antiques Roadshow”. The most significant benefit of living in New Hampshire is being close to his children, Aaron and Jessie Cleveland.