Benjamin Harrison

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23rd President Benjamin Harrison, 1889-1893

23rd President of the United States
(March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893)

Full Name: Benjamin Harrison
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 (1804-1878)
Mother: Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin Harrison (1810-1850)
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)

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:

YearCandidatePopular VotesElectoral Votes
1888Benjamin Harrison5,447,129233
(map)Grover Cleveland5,537,857168

YearCandidatePopular VotesElectoral Votes
1892Grover Cleveland5,555,426277
(map)Benjamin Harrison5,182,690145
James B. Weaver1,029,84622

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 Justices:
David Josiah Brewer (1890-1910)
Henry Billings Brown (1891-1906)
George Shiras, Jr. (1892-1903)
Howell Edmunds Jackson (1893-1895)

Notable Events:
Internet Biographies:
Benjamin Harrison -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
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 -- from Encyclopaedia Britannica
Facts about Harrison and his presidency.
Other Internet Resources:
The Best Biographies of Benjamin Harrison
In 2012, Stephen Floyd started his search for the best biography of each president. He usually has reviews of multiple biographies for each president.
Health and Medical History of Benjamin Harrison
Medical background of each president with references. Compiled by John Sotos, MD.
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:

North Bend, Ohio

1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Additional Facts:

“Great lives never go out; they go on.”

“I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.”

“Lincoln had faith in time, and time has justified his faith.”

“We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.”

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Next President: Grover Cleveland