Benjamin Harrison

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Portrait, Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison 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 Harrison (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) Religion: Presbyterian Education: Graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1852) Occupation: Lawyer Political Party: Republican Other Government Positions:

  • United States Senator, 1881-87

Presidential Salary: $50,000/year

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1888 Benjamin Harrison 5,447,129 233
tiny U.S. flag Grover Cleveland 5,537,857 168
1892 tiny U.S. flag Grover Cleveland 5,555,426 277
Benjamin Harrison 5,182,690 145
James B. Weaver 1,029,846 22

Vice President: Levi P. Morton (1889-93) Cabinet:

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)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

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 U.S. Presidents
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.

Historical Documents:

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.
Points of Interest:
  • Benjamin Harrison won the presidency not by popular vote, but by the electoral college vote.
  • He the only president to have been preceded and succeeded by the same man, tiny U.S. flag Grover Cleveland.

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