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  • ID: I18913
  • Name: Benjamin HARRISON
  • RELA: 8th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 20 AUG 1833 in North Bend, Hamilton Co., OH
  • Event: Military service BET AUG 1862 AND 8 JUN 1865 Brig. Gen., 70th Regt. Indiana Inf., Civil War
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Indiana BET 4 MAR 1881 AND 4 MAR 1887
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1889 AND 4 MAR 1893 23rd President of the United States
  • Death: 13 MAR 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
  • Burial: Crown Hill Cem., Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
  • Event: Sound
  • Title: President
  • Event: Pic President Benjamin Harrison
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  • Note:
    HARRISON, Benjamin, (great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison [1726-1791], grandson of President William Henry Harrison, son of John Scott Harrison of Ohio, and grandfather of William Henry Harrison [1896-1990]), a Senator from Indiana and 23d President of the United States; born in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio, August 20, 1833; graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1852; studied law in Cincinnati; moved to Indianapolis in 1854; admitted to the bar and practiced; reporter of the decisions of the supreme court of the State; served in the Union Army during the Civil War; brevetted brigadier general and mustered out in 1865; while in the field in October 1864 was reelected reporter of the State supreme court and served four years; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Indiana in 1876; appointed a member of the Mississippi River Commission in 1879; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1881, to March 3, 1887; chairman, Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (Forty-seventh Congress), Committee on Territories (Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses); elected President of the United States in 1888; inaugurated on March 4, 1889, and served until March 3, 1893; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892; attorney for the Republic of Venezuela in the boundary dispute between Venezuela and Great Britain in 1900; died in Indianapolis, Ind., March 13, 1901; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John Scott HARRISON b: 4 OCT 1804 in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN
    Mother: Elizabeth Ramsey IRWIN b: 18 JUL 1810 in Mercersburg, Franklin Co., PA

    Marriage 1 Caroline Lavinia SCOTT b: 1 OCT 1832 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH
    • Married: 20 OCT 1853 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH
    1. Has Children Russell Benjamin HARRISON b: 12 AUG 1854 in Oxford, Butler Co., OH
    2. Has Children Mary Scott HARRISON b: 3 APR 1858 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth HARRISON b: 13 JUN 1861

    Marriage 2 Mary Scott LORD b: 30 APR 1858 in Honesdale, Wayne Co., PA
    • Married: 6 APR 1896 in St Thomas Church, New York City, New York
    1. Has Children Elizabeth HARRISON b: 21 FEB 1897 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
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