POTUS Grover Cleveland Undergoes Secret Cancer Surgery-This Day 1893

On this day in 1893 POTUS Grover Cleveland, who was in the beginning of his second non-consecutive time as POTUS got on yacht and disappeared for four days. He  underwent secret surgery to remove a large cancerous portion of his jaw. The surgery was successful. The operation was not revealed to the American public until 1917, nine years after Cleveland’s death. Odd when you consider Cleveland’s motto was “Tell the truth.”