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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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Benjamin Harrison - Historical Reputation and Memorials
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... Brother-in-law of Benjamin Harrison ... Benjamin Harrison V (1726–1791), Delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia 1774, member of the Virginia Legislature 1776 and signed the Declaration of Independence ... Father-in-law of William Henry Harrison ...
List Of Miami University People - Alumni - Government and Public Administration
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