September 9, 1893|
The White House, Washington, D.C., United States
|Died||June 25, 1980
New Hampshire, United States
|Spouse(s)||Captain William Sidney Bence Bosanquet (1918-1966, his death)|
|Children||Philippa Foot, Marion Bosanquet|
|Relatives||Ruth Cleveland (sister)
Rose Cleveland (aunt)
Frederick Albert Bosanquet (father-in-law)
Esther Cleveland (September 9, 1893 – June 25, 1980) was the second child of Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th President of the United States, and his wife Frances Folsom Cleveland. She was born in the White House, the first and to date only child of a President to be born there.
She made her debut in 1912 and was rumored to be engaged to Randolph D. West shortly after (which was denied by her relatives). On March 14, 1918, at Westminster Abbey, she married Captain William Sidney Bence Bosanquet of the Coldstream Guards of the British Army. He was the son of Sir Frederick Albert Bosanquet, the Common Serjeant of London. Her husband (born 1893) died on 5 March 1966. Her daughter was the British philosopher Philippa Foot.
Esther Cleveland Bosanquet died in New Hampshire in 1980 at age 86.
- Staff report (April 8, 1896). MEASLES IN THE WHITE HOUSE.; Esther Cleveland, the President's Daughter, Attacked by the Disease. New York Times
- Staff report (May 21, 1901). ESTHER CLEVELAND ILL.; Daughter of ex-President Attacked with Diphtheria -- Three Other Cases at Princeton. New York Times
- Staff report (1912?). MISS CLEVELAND'S DEBUT.; Daughter of Late President, Born in White House, to Enter Society at 19. New York Times
- Staff report (October 27, 1912). ESTHER CLEVELAND ENGAGED; Report That 'White House Baby' Will Marry Randolph D. West. New York Times
- Staff report (March 15, 1918). ESTHER CLEVELAND WEDS CAPT. BOSANQUET; Late President's Daughter Marries Coldstream Guards Officer in Westminster Abbey. New York Times