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Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893). Harrison, a grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there. During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a brigadier general in the XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana and was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.

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List Of Miami University People - Alumni - Government and Public Administration
... Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893) Paul Ryan, 2012 GOP Vice Presidential candidate U.S Congressman from Wisconsin's 1st district Maria Cantwell, current U.S ... presidential campaign against Brice's fellow Miami alumnus, Benjamin Harrison ... candidate for Vice President on the ticket with fellow Miami alumnus, Benjamin Harrison, 1892 (the only time in American political history that the candidates for President and Vice President, put forward by a major ...
Benjamin Harrison - Historical Reputation and Memorials
... Following the Panic of 1893, Harrison became more popular in retirement ... is scant, and "general accounts of his period inaccurately treat Harrison as a cipher" ... More recently, "historians have recognized the importance of the Harrison administration—and Harrison himself—in the new foreign policy of the late nineteenth century ...
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... Harmer • John Harris (burgess) • Thomas Harris (burgess) • Benjamin Harrison, Jr ... Benjamin Harrison III • Benjamin Harrison IV • Benjamin Harrison V • Henry Harrison (burgess) • Nathaniel Harrison • Henry Hartwell • Thomas Harwood ...

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