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Benjamin Harrison


23rd U.S. Chief executive whose administration was kept in mind for the financial legislation it submit, like the McKinley Tariff as well as the Sherman Antitrust Take action. He joined up with the Phi Delta Theta fraternity while going to Miami University or college. His presidency was kept in mind as the point where federal government spending reached a billion dollars for the very first time. He was wedded to Caroline Harrison from 1853 to 1982 and Mary Dimmick from 1896 until his loss of life in 1901. He was the grandson of Chief executive William Henry Harrison.

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Full Name Benjamin Harrison
Date Of Birth August 20, 1833
Died March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Place Of Birth North Bend, OH
Height 1.68 m
Profession US President
Education Miami University, Ohio Military Institute
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Dimmick Harrison, Caroline Harrison
Children Mary Harrison McKee, Elizabeth Harrison Walker, Russell Benjamin Harrison
Parents John Scott Harrison, Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin
Siblings James Findlay Harrison, John Irwin Harrison, James Irwin Harrison, Elizabeth Short Harrison, Mary Jane Harrison, Sarah Lucretia Harrison, Carter Bassett Harrison, Mary Helen Harrison, John Scott Harrison, Anna Symmes Harrison, William Henry Harrison, Archibald Harrison
Star Sign Leo

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1First sitting President to attend a Major League baseball game.
2Harrison had a cold demeanor when meeting with people. The press gave him the nickname "The Icebox", a name he greatly hated.
3Cousin of Gov. Beverley Randolph, Congressman Burwell Bassett, Congressman Carter Henry Harrison, and Mayor Carter H. Harrison.
4Grandfather of Congressman William H. Harrison.
5Son of Congressman John Scott Harrison.
6He was very adamant that during his presidential campaign he wanted his association with his famous grandfather to be downplayed. Despite that, his campaign managers made the connection anyway and his campaign slogan became "Keep the ball rolling" and created a huge steel ball which they rolled from his birthplace in North Bend, Ohio, all the way to Washington.
7Served as an attorney for the Republic of Venezuela in the boundary dispute between Venezuela and the United Kingdom in 1900.
8Served in the United States Senate from March 4, 1881, to March 3, 1887.
9Served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
10He attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he was a member of the fraternity Phi Delta Theta, and graduated in 1852.
11He lost his wife Caroline less than a month before his reelection campaign began.
12His presidency came between the two nonsuccessive terms of Grover Cleveland.
13He was the first president to have his voice recorded. It was recorded on a wax cylinder during his second campaign for president.
14Great-Grandson of Benjamin Harrison, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and grandson of William Henry Harrison who was the 9th U.S. President.
1523rd President of the United States (1889-1893).

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1After the heavy blow of the death of my wife, I do not think that I could have stood re-election.
2I have often thought that the life of the President is like that of the policeman in the opera, not a happy one.
3I do the same thing every day. I eat three meals, sleep six hours and read dusty old books the rest of the time. My life is about as devoid of anything funny as the great desert is of grass.
4I have only a vague memory of my grandfather as I was only a child when he died but I will show all my family's famous name is safe in my keeping.

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