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Benjamin Harrison

23rd President of the United States

(1889-1893)

"Let those who would die for the flag on the field of battle give a better proof of their patriotism and a higher glory to their country by promoting fraternity and justice."

--Inaugural Address, 1889


Full Name: Benjamin Harrison

Born: August 20, 1833

Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio

Father: John S. Harrison (1804-1878)

Mother: Elizabeth Irwin Harrison (1810-1850)

First Wife: Caroline Harrison (1832-1892)

Married: October 20, 1853

Second Wife: Mary Dimmick Harrison (1858-1948)

Married: April 6, 1896

Religious Preference: Presbyterian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, notary public, soldier, U.S. Senate

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 55

Term of Office: March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893

Vice-President: Levi P. Morton (1889-1893)

Died: March 13, 1901

Age at Death: 67

Place of Burial: Indianapolis, Indiana

President at Time of Death: William McKinley


Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1888 Benjamin Harrison (R) 233 5,439,853
  Grover Cleveland (D) 168 5,540,309
  Clinton P. Fisk 0 249,819