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Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893); he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison. Harrison had become a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served the Union for most of the war as a colonel and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. Afterwards, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana but was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.Harrison, a Republican, was elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland. Hallmarks of his administration included unprecedented economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff, which imposed historic protective trade rates, and the Sherman Antitrust Act; Harrison facilitated the creation of the National Forests through an amendment to the Land Revision Act of 1891. He also substantially strengthened and modernized the Navy, and conducted an active foreign policy. He proposed, in vain, federal education funding as well as voting rights enforcement for African Americans during his administration.Due in large part to surplus revenues from the tariffs, federal spending reached one billion dollars for the first time during his term. The spending issue in part led to the defeat of the Republicans in the 1890 mid-term elections. Harrison was defeated by Cleveland in his bid for re-election in 1892, due to the growing unpopularity of the high tariff and high federal spending. He then returned to private life in Indianapolis but later represented the Republic of Venezuela in an international case against the United Kingdom. In 1900, he traveled to Europe as part of the case and, after a brief stay, returned to Indianapolis. He died the following year of complications from influenza.

Full NameBenjamin Harrison
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1833
Place Of BirthNorth Bend, Ohio, U.S.
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
EducationMiami University
SpouseUnited States presidential election, 1892
Children* Russell, * Mary, * Elizabeth, Russell, Mary, and Elizabeth
ParentsJohn Scott Harrison, Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin
SiblingsJames Findlay Harrison, John Irwin Harrison, James Irwin Harrison, Elizabeth Short Harrison, Mary Jane Harrison, Sarah Lucretia Harrison, Carter Bassett Harrison, Mary Helen Harrison, John Scott Harrison, Anna Symmes Harrison, William Henry Harrison, Archibald Harrison
Star SignLeo
1After the heavy blow of the death of my wife, I do not think that I could have stood re-election.
2I have often thought that the life of the President is like that of the policeman in the opera, not a happy one.
3I do the same thing every day. I eat three meals, sleep six hours and read dusty old books the rest of the time. My life is about as devoid of anything funny as the great desert is of grass.
4I have only a vague memory of my grandfather as I was only a child when he died but I will show all my family's famous name is safe in my keeping.
1First sitting President to attend a Major League baseball game.
2Harrison had a cold demeanor when meeting with people. The press gave him the nickname "The Icebox", a name he greatly hated.
3Cousin of Gov. Beverley Randolph, Congressman Burwell Bassett, Congressman Carter Henry Harrison, and Mayor Carter H. Harrison.
4Grandfather of Congressman William H. Harrison.
5Son of Congressman John Scott Harrison.
6He was very adamant that during his presidential campaign he wanted his association with his famous grandfather to be downplayed. Despite that, his campaign managers made the connection anyway and his campaign slogan became "Keep the ball rolling" and created a huge steel ball which they rolled from his birthplace in North Bend, Ohio, all the way to Washington.
7Served as an attorney for the Republic of Venezuela in the boundary dispute between Venezuela and the United Kingdom in 1900.
8Served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1881, to March 3, 1887.
9Served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
10He attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he was a member of the fraternity Phi Delta Theta, and graduated in 1852.
11He lost his wife Caroline less than a month before his reelection campaign began.
12His presidency came between the two nonsuccessive terms of Grover Cleveland.
13He was the first president to have his voice recorded. It was recorded on a wax cylinder during his second campaign for president.
14Great-Grandson of Benjamin Harrison, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and grandson of William Henry Harrison who was the 9th U.S. President.
1523rd President of the United States (1889-1893).
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