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us: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901



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    • us: Harrison, Benj. (Benjamin), 1833-1901
    • us: Harrison, Mr. (Benjamin), 1833-1901
    • us: Harrison, Ben, 1833-1901
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    • found: NUCMC files (Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901)
    • found: DAB (Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; 23rd Pres. of U.S. (1889-1893); grandson of William Henry Harrison (9th pres.) & 2nd wife Elizabeth Irwin; m. 1: Caroline Lavinia Scott; 2: Mary Scott (Lord) Dimmick; lawyer & politician; US Senator; Indiana; res.: Indianapolis)
    • found: MoSU-L/Nat. Am. files (usage: Benj. Harrison; Mr. Harrison)
    • found: OCLC, July 11, 2002 (hdgs.: Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833- ; Harrison, Benjamin, pres. E.E. U.U., 1833-1901; usage: Benjamin Harrison; Benj. Harrison; Benjamín Hárrison; Ben Harrison; Mr. Harrison)
    • found: Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, August 7, 2014 (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)
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