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Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison's grandfather was William Henry Harrison, the hero of the Battle of Tippecanoe. Both Harrisons ran for the presidency two times, winning once and losing once. Before being elected President, both had been successful army commanders and had served in the United States Senate.

Chronology of His Life and Career

Harrison's Boyhood Home August 20, 1833 Born in North Bend, Ohio.
  1852 Graduated from Miami University.
  October 20, 1853 Married Caroline Lavinia Scott.
Harrison in Indianapolis 1854 Admitted to the bar. Moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Russell Benjamin Harrison born.
  1857 Elected City Attorney of Indianapolis.
  1858 Became secretary of the Republican State Central Committee. Mary Scott Harrison born.
  1860 Elected Reporter of the State Supreme Court.
  1861 Elected an elder of the Presbyterian Church.
  1862-1864 Commanded a regiment of the Union Army.
  1867 Ran unsuccessfully for the governorship of Indiana.
  1879 Appointed to the Mississippi River Commission.
  1881 Elected to the United States Senate.
  1888 Elected President of the United States.
  1892 Mrs. Caroline Harrison died.
  April 6, 1896 Married Mrs. Mary Dimmick.
  1897 Wrote This Country of Ours, a book about the federal government. Elizabeth Harrison born.
  1899 Represented Venezuela in the arbitration of a dispute with Great Britain over the British Guiana boundary.
Benjamin Harrison's death March 13, 1901 Died in Indianapolis, Indiana.

See Also

William Henry Harrison

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