23 Benjamin Harrison

23 Benjamin Harrison

23 Benjamin Harrison

23 Benjamin Harrison
23 Benjamin Harrison

 
  • Term: 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893)
  • Vice President: Levi P. Morton
  • Born: August 20, 1833, North Bend, Ohio
  • 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
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: This Country of Ours (1897), Views of An Ex-President (1901)
  • Died: March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

Benjamin Harrison Trivia:
Graduated Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1852). Harrison grew up in a family of 13 children. He was the second president whose wife died while he was in office. An excellent extemporaneous speaker, he once made 140 completely different speeches in 30 days. When the Harrisons moved into the White House, it was in such a dilapidated state that plans were made to build a new mansion elsewhere in Washington. His last daughter, Elizabeth, was younger than his four grandchildren. Harrison was defeated for reelection by Grover Cleveland. Because of his wife's illness, he did not campaign.


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