Benjamin Harrison

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison

Profession: 23rd US President

United States of America

Political Party: Republican Republican Party
Political Titles: Senator from Indiana

Presidential Term: March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893
Preceded By: Grover Cleveland
Succeeded By: Grover Cleveland

Biography: The 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893). Hallmarks of his administration included unprecedented economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff, which imposed historic protective trade rates, the Sherman Antitrust Act, and the facilitation of the creation of the National Forests through an amendment to the Land Revision Act of 1891.

Born: August 20, 1833
Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio, USA
Star Sign: Leo

Died: March 13, 1901 (aged 67)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1853-10-20 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)
  • 1896-04-06 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

Historical Events

  • 1888-06-25 Republican Convention in Chicago nominates Benjamin Harrison
  • 1888-11-06 Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland receives slightly more votes
  • 1889-03-04 Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd US President
  • 1889-12-09 US President Benjamin Harrison dedicates the Chicago Auditorium, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, then largest building in the US
  • 1890-08-30 President Benjamin Harrison signed the first U.S. law requiring inspection of meat products
  • 1890-09-25 Sequoia National Park established by US President Benjamin Harrison - California's first national park and the country's second
  • 1891-04-25 US President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
  • 1891-08-16 President Benjamin Harrison attends the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, Vermont
  • 1893-01-06 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

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