Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833March 13, 1901) was the twenty-third President of the United States, serving one term from 1889 to 1893. He had previously served as a senator from Indiana. His administration is best known for a series of legislation including the McKinley Tariff and federal spending that reached one billion dollars. Democratic Party (United States) attacked the "Billion Dollar Congress" and defeated the GOP in the United States House election, 1890, as well as defeating Harrison's bid for reelection in 1892. He is to date the only president from Indiana.


Benjamin Harrison, President of the USA, was born 20 August 1833 in North Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States to John Scott Harrison (1804-1878) and Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin (1810-1850) and died 13 March 1901 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States of unspecified causes. He married Caroline Lavinia Scott (1832-1892) 20 October 1853 in Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, United States. He married Mary Scott Lord (1858-1948) 6 April 1896 in Saint Thomas Church, Manhattan, New York, United States.

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Offspring of Benjamin Harrison and Caroline Lavinia Scott (1832-1892)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Russell Benjamin Harrison (1854-1936)
Mary Scott Harrison (1858-1930)

Offspring of Benjamin Harrison and Mary Scott Lord (1858-1948)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Harrison (1897-1955)


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