Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

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Birth 1833-08-20
Death 1901-03-13
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Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a Republican politician who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was both preceded and succeeded in office by Democrat Grover Cleveland.

From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison letter to George C. Baker, 1888, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

John Harrington Farley, born in Cleveland in 1845, was a Democratic politician who served three terms on Cleveland's city council (1871-1877) and two terms as its mayor (1883-1885, 1899-1901). Following his first term as mayor, Farley was appointed collector of internal revenue by President Cleveland and beginning in 1893 served as director of public works in Cleveland under Mayor Robert E. Blee. During his second term as mayor, Farley had to request the state militia to support Cleveland police in maintaining order during the streetcar strike in 1899. Farley died in 1922 of a stroke and is buried at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland.

From the description of Benjamin Harrison letter to John H. Farley, 1889 July 11. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 758985799

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was born in Ohio and served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War before becoming a U.S. Senator (1881-1887) from Indiana and 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893).

From the description of Benjamin Harrison letter to Henry A. Judd, 1881 December 7. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 760307857

From the description of Benjamin Harrison letter to Thomas McLees, 1888 July 12. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 760307199

U.S. president, 1889-1893; Indianapolis, Indiana, lawyer; Indiana senator, 1881-1887; brigadier general, 70th Indiana Infantry, during Civil War.

From the description of Letter : Blairs Landing, S.C., to G.S. Russell, 1865 Mar. 8. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 33195843

A native of Ohio, Harrison moved to Indianapolis, Ind. in 1854 and practiced law. He served one term in the U.S. Senate, and in 1888 served one term as the twenty-third president of the U.S. His wife, Caroline Scott Harrison, died in 1892. He returned to Indianapolis in 1893 and in 1896 married Mary Scott Dimmick.

From the description of Collection, 1853-1943. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 37034970

President of the United States, 1889-1893.

From the description of Autograph signature to typed letter : to J. B. Gilder, 1889 Feb. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508909

From the description of Autograph signature, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508287

From the description of Typed letter signed : Indianapolis, to Ida B. Forbes, 1898 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508900

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to his son Russell, 1889 May 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270506137

As Benjamin Harrison entered the fourth year of his presidential term in the spring of 1892, his renomination for a second term was in some jeopardy. Harrison supporters, including Louis T. Michener, Chauncey Depew, and Frank Hiscock, met in Minneapolis before the national Republican convention in June, 1892, to secure Harrison's nomination. The committee ascertained a "low water mark" of 521 votes for Harrison, then proceeded to gather strength until they had enough votes to elect William McKinley chairman of the convention and nominate Harrison on the first ballot.

From the description of Low Water Mark Committee booklet, 1892. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29986271

President of the United States, U.S. senator from Indiana, and U.S. Army officer.

From the description of Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948 (bulk 1853-1901). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981168

Twenty-third president of the United States.

From the description of Letter : to Wade Hampton, Columbia, [S.C.], 1891 Nov. 12. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522801

U.S. president.

From the description of Papers, 1853-1940. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122648391

Twenty-third president of the U.S., serving 1889-1893.

From the description of LS, 1896 March 24 : Indianapolis, to Senator Redfield Proctor, Washington, D.C. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14817773

Benjamin Harrison served as the 23rd president of the United States for one term from 1889-1893.

From the description of Benjamin Harrison inaugural ball souvenir, 1889. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 653524916

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was born in Ohio and served as a brigadier general in the Union Army during the Civil War before becoming a U.S. Senator (1881-1887) from Indiana and 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893). Dan P. Eells (1825-1903) was a member of the Eells family, who were prominent in business and banking in Cleveland, Ohio, and in mining and manufacturing nationwide.

From the description of Benjamin Harrison letter to Dan P. Eells, 1888 September 7. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 760307853

Biographical Note

  • 1833, Aug. 20: Born, North Bend, Ohio
  • 1852: B.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • 1852 - 1854 : Studied law, offices of Storer and Gwynne, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1853: Married Caroline Scott (died 1892)
  • 1854: Admitted to the bar Established law practice in Indianapolis, Ind.
  • 1858: Secretary, Republican State Central Committee of Indiana
  • 1860: Reporter of decisions, Indiana Supreme Court
  • 1862 - 1865 : Officer, Grand Army of the Republic, rising to rank of brigadier general
  • 1876: Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Indiana
  • 1881 - 1887 : U.S. senator from Indiana
  • 1889 - 1893 : President of the United States
  • 1892: Lost bid for reelection as president of the United States
  • 1893 - 1901 : Returned to law practice, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • 1893 - 1901 : Writer and lecturer
  • 1896: Married Mary Scott Lord Dimmick
  • 1900: Chief attorney for Republic of Venezuela in Paris, France, to resolve boundary dispute with Great Britain
  • 1901, Mar. 13: Died, Indianapolis, Ind.

From the guide to the Benjamin Harrison Papers, 1780-1948, (bulk 1853-1901), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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