Benjamin Harrison was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, and a great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a founding father who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Harrison was born on a farm by the Ohio River and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After moving to Indianapolis, he established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader, and politician in Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a colonel, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers in 1865. Harrison unsuccessfully ran for governor of Indiana in 1876. The Indiana General Assembly elected Harrison to a six-year term in the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1887.
|Born:||August 20, 1833, North Bend, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died:||March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.|
|Resting place:||Crown Hill Cemetery|
|Political party:||Whig (before 1856), Republican (1856–1901)|
|Children:||Russell, Mary, Elizabeth|
|Relatives:||William Henry Harrison (paternal grandfather), John Scott Harrison (father), Harrison family|
|Education:||Farmer's College, Miami University (BA)|
|Vice President:||Levi P. Morton|
|Preceded by:||Grover Cleveland|
|Succeeded by:||Grover Cleveland|
About Benjamin Harrison
23rd U.S. President whose administration was remembered for the economic legislation it put forward, including the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Benjamin Harrison Before Fame
He became a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity while attending Miami University.
Achievement of Benjamin Harrison
His presidency was remembered as the point at which federal spending reached a billion dollars for the first time.
Benjamin Harrison Family Life
He was married to Caroline Harrison from 1853 to 1982 and Mary Dimmick from 1896 up until his death in 1901.
Associations of Benjamin Harrison
He was the grandson of President William Henry Harrison.
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