Ten fun facts about Benjamin Harrison
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Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio and died on March 13, 1901.
Harrison was the grandson of President William Henry Harrison and the only person to be the grandson of another president. He is also the only U.S. president from Indiana.
He served the Union as a brigadier general in the American Civil War, in the Army of the Cumberland.
After the war, he vainly ran for the governorship of Indiana and was later chosen to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.Fact 5
Harrison, a Republican, was selected as president in 1888, beating the Democratic opponent Grover Cleveland.Fact 6
His management is recalled most for financial legislation, including the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Antitrust Act, and for yearly federal passing that reached 1 billion dollars for the first time.Fact 7
Harrison supported, although ineffectively, for federal education backing and legislation to defend voting rights for African Americans.Fact 8
Beaten by Cleveland for re-election in 1892, Harrison went back to his life in Indianapolis.Fact 9
He died from complications from influenza on March 13, 1901, at the age of 67 and is buried in Indianapolis's Crown Hill Cemetery.Fact 10
Harrison was honored for his lifetime accomplishments as military leader, U.S. Senator, and President on several postage stamps, a Liberty Ship called the SS Benjamin Harrison, Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana, Benjamin Harrison memorial statue in Indianapolis, among other things. Go to more people facts ❯
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