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23rd President of the United States
(March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893
Nicknames: "Kid Gloves Harrison"; "Little Ben"
Born: August 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio
Died: March 13, 1901, in Indianapolis, Indiana
Father: John Scott Harrison
Mother: Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin Harrison
Married: Caroline Lavinia Scott (1832-1892), on October 20, 1853; Mary Scott Lord Dimmick (1858-1948), on April 6, 1896
Children: Russell Benjamin Harrison (1854-1936); Mary Scott Harrison (1858-1930); Elizabeth Harrison (1897-1955)
Education: Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1852)
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:
- United States Senator, 1881-87
Presidential Salary: $50,000/year
Presidential Election Results:
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Vice President Levi P. Morton (1889-93)
- Secretary of State
- James G. Blaine (1889-92)
- John W. Foster (1892-93)
- Secretary of the Treasury
- William Windom (1889-91)
- Charles Foster (1891-93)
- Secretary of War
- Redfield Proctor (1889-91)
- Stephen B. Elkins (1891-93)
- Attorney General
- William H. H. Miller (1889-93)
- Postmaster General
- John Wanamaker (1889-93)
- Secretary of the Navy
- Benjamin F. Tracy (1889-93)
- Secretary of the Interior
- John W. Noble (1889-93)
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Jeremiah M. Rusk (1889-93)
Supreme Court Appointments:
- Associate Justice
- David Josiah Brewer (1890-1910)
- Henry Billings Brown (1891-1906)
- George Shiras, Jr. (1892-1903)
- Howell Edmunds Jackson (1893-95)
Points of Interest:
- Benjamin Harrison -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- Benjamin Harrison -- from American Presidents: Life Portraits -- C-SPAN
- Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
- Benjamin Harrison -- from The American President
- From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.
- Benjamin Harrison's Obituary -- from Dead Presidents
- The text from page 1 of The New York Times, March 14, 1901. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.
- Inaugural Address (1889)
Other Internet Resources:
- The President Benjamin Harrison Home
- Tourist information available as well as short biographies of Harrison and his two wives. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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