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|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
|Year||Popular Votes||Electoral Votes|
|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)
- The Hawaiian monarchy under Queen Liliuokalani is overthrown by American and foreign insurgents.
- 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.
- 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, Grover Cleveland.
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