Politics & Government : First Families
Fred Grant was the oldest son of Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Dent. General Grant sent his son to West Point in 1866, where young Fred was implicated in a hazing incident which involved the mistreatment of the first black cadet, James Webster Smith. Fred was still allowed to graduate in 1871, 37th out of a class of 41. In 1874 he married Ida Marie Honore, the daughter of H. H. Honore and the sister of millionaire Mrs. Bertha Potter Palmer, in Chicago.