Benjamin Harrison (1833 – 1901)

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Life in Brief: Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 in North Bend, Ohio, to a prominent family that had a legacy of political activism. After all, he was the grandson of the nation's ninth President, William Henry Harrison. Raised on a farm adjacent to his grandf… more life in brief »

Essays about Benjamin Harrison

About His Administration

First Lady
Caroline Harrison
Vice President
Levi P. Morton
Secretary of the Interior
John W. Noble (1889–1893)
Postmaster General
John Wanamaker (1889–1893)
Secretary of Agriculture
Jeremiah M. Rusk (1889–1893)
Secretary of the Navy
Benjamin F. Tracy (1889–1893)

Facts about Benjamin Harrison

Term
:
23rd President of the United States (1889 – 1893)
Born
:
August 20, 1833, North Bend, Ohio
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
March 13, 1901
Nickname
:
“Kid Gloves Harrison,” “Little Ben”
Education
:
Miami University (Ohio), graduated 1852
Religion
:
Presbyterian
Marriage
:
October 20, 1853, to Caroline Lavinia Scott (1832–1892). April 6, 1896, to Mary Scott Lord Dimmick (1858–1948)
Children
:
Russell Benjamin (1854–1936), Mary Scott (1858–1930), Elizabeth (1897–1955)
Career
:
Lawyer
Buried
:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Writings

This Country of Ours (1897), Views of An Ex-President (1901)


Shall the prejudices and paralysis of slavery continue to hang upon the skirts of progress?
March 4, 1889

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Allan B. Spetter

Professor Spetter is a professor emeritus of history at Wright State University. His writings include:

The Presidency of Benjamin Harrison (Co-authored with Homer E. Socolofsky, University Press of Kansas, 1987)

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