Benjamin Harrison

NAME: Benjamin Harrison

BORN: August 20, 1833

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: born...North Bend, Ohio (Hamilton County); moved to Indiana in 1854

PARENTS: John Scott Harrison (farmer, congressman) and Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin Harrison

EDUCATION: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

OCCUPATION:

lawyer
soldier, Civil War, attained rank of breveted brigadier general
U.S. Senate, Indiana, 1881 - 1887
President of the United States, March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893 (one term)

DIED: March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, IN

BURIED: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

FAST FACTS:

Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison.

WHILE HE WAS PRESIDENT:

Order: 23rd President
Represented: Indiana
Party: Republican
Vice President: Levi Parsons Morton

Some Key Events:

Oklahoma was opened to settlement, April 22, 1889