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23 - Benjamin Harrison

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: August 20, 1833

Birthplace: Home of his paternal grandfather (William Henry Harrison), North Bend, Ohio

Father: John Scott Harrison (1804-1878)

Mother: Elizabeth Irwin (1810-1850)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 6 inches

Physical Description: Stocky frame, paunchy torso, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair, full beard

Religion: Presbyterian

1st Wife: Caroline Lavinia Scott (October 1, 1832 – October 25, 1892)

1st Marriage Date: October 20, 1853

1st Marriage Place: Bride’s family home, Oxford, Ohio

Children:

-- Russell Benjamin Harrison (August 12, 1854 – December 13, 1936)

-- Mary Scott Harrison McKee (April 3, 1858 – October 28, 1930)

2nd Wife: Mary Scott Lord Dimmick (April 30, 1858 – January 5, 1948)

2nd Marriage Date: April 6, 1896

2nd Marriage Place: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York City, New York

Children: Elizabeth Harrison Walker (February 21, 1897 – December 25, 1955)

Death Date: March 13, 1901

Place of Death: His home, Indianapolis, Indiana

Cause of Death: Influenza that developed into pneumonia

Final Words: “Are the doctors here? Doctor,…my lungs”

Burial Place: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Statistics:

Second lieutenant to brigadier general in Indiana Infantry Regiment (1862-1865)

U.S Senator (1881-1887)

23rd President of the United States (1889-1893)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Levi Parsons Morton (1889-1893)

Events During Presidency:

North Dakota admitted to Union (1889)

South Dakota admitted to Union (1889)

Montana admitted to Union (1889)

Washington admitted to Union (1889)

Idaho admitted to Union (1890)

Wyoming admitted to Union (1890)

Dependent and Disability Pensions Act (1890)

Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)

Sherman Silver Purchase Act (1890)

McKinley Tariff Act (1890)


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