Grover Cleveland

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Grover Cleveland was born in Lafayette, New Jersey back in 1924. As with many of my blogs I do not have any information as to his education, parents his early upbringing. Also like most of my blogs what I do have is the rest of the story so let’s get to it.

Grover began his career with the CIA as an interrogation specialists. He went on the becoming chairman of the Research and Instrument Committee of the Academy for Scientific Interrogation. He founded one of the CIA units shortly after WWII and a school which is the longest running school of its kind. He now trains police in the use of what he founded.

What he founded and improved upon was the theory of “primary perception”. His specialty is determining when someone is lying. The instrument is used was the polygraph instrument in the 1960’s. Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Backster’s school was founded in New York City and it is the longest running polygraph school in the world. He died in 2013 at 89. He also had time to write a book titled, Primary Perception-Biocommunication with Plants, Foods, and Human Cells.   Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray well, that's a piece of history that I'll remember.... 

Jun 09, 2017 04:29 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Ah yes....the polygraph....wherever would the legal system be without it ?

Jun 09, 2017 05:05 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Uhmmmmm, and to think I knew him as a President.

Jun 09, 2017 05:34 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Had to do some classes on the subject a long time ago.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 09, 2017 06:16 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Grover did not like being lied to!  What a fun post, James, A

Jun 09, 2017 06:37 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Finally, a name that I have heard before reading this, but I still learned plenty that I didn't know.

Jun 09, 2017 06:50 AM #6
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

well I would have guessed as a President, wrong again.

Jun 09, 2017 06:55 AM #7
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Another great piece of our history I knew nothing about and I have plenty of police personnel in my family.

Jun 09, 2017 06:58 AM #8
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning James.  That isn't the Grover Cleveland I was thinking of but that's a great piece of polygraph history.  I've taken a few classes on telling when a person is lying just by looking at them.  Body language and eye movement can be very revealing.   Thanks for the post.

Jun 09, 2017 07:31 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Jun 09, 2017 08:47 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I thought at first it was going to be about the Hall of Fame pitcher but not a bad surprise.

Jun 09, 2017 10:24 AM #11
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

James Dray Thank you for sharing an important peace of history.

Jun 09, 2017 12:07 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- I'm wondering how many less than ethical residents of our penal system rue the day he invented that thing. 

Jun 09, 2017 12:09 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I am impressed Everyday by the knowledge you display in so many different ways James Dray 

Jun 09, 2017 08:40 PM #14
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James,

I am sure I was not thinking of the same Grover Cleveland. As soon as you said CIA!

Jun 10, 2017 08:15 PM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Hi James Dray, as a psych major and as a professional Astrologer, you can just imagine my interest in your post....Primary  Perception....I am a political junky and boy, would I love to put some of all the above together.... I hate 'lying.' Hey, I hate 'spinning,' too!  Hahaha ~

Jun 12, 2017 12:46 PM #16
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

One can spend $120 online ordering an usb based polygraph w/o going to school DIY.

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Jul 08, 2017 04:16 PM #17
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