"President" Benjamin HARRISON
August 20, 1833-March 13, 1901
Father: John Scott HARRISON (October 4, 1804-May 25, 1878)
- BIRTH: August 20, 1833, North Bend, Ohio
Mother: Elizabeth Ramsey IRWIN (July 18, 1810-August 15, 1850)
Caroline Lavinia "Carrie" SCOTT (October 1, 1832-October 25, 1892)
Mary Scott LORD (?-1948)
- FACTS: Benjamin Harrison was a Civil War general and a Republican senator from Indiana before defeating incumbent Grover Cleveland in the 1888 presidential election. His presidency was undistinguished, but his family tree was not: Harrison's great-grandfather was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; his grandfather was William Henry Harrison, ninth president of the United States; and his father was a congressman from Ohio. In a try for a second term, Harrison was defeated by Grover Cleveland in a rematch of their 1888 race.
Harrison's first wife, Caroline, died less than a month before Harrison lost his re-election bid.
He was the 23rd president.
- DEATH: March 13, 1901, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Children by Caroline Lavinia "Carrie" SCOTT:
Russell Benjamin HARRISON (1854-1936)
Mary HARRISON (1858-1930)
"President" William Henry HARRISON V
|John Scott HARRISON|
| |Anna Tuthill SYMMES
|--"President" Benjamin HARRISON
| Archibald IRWIN
|Elizabeth Ramsey IRWIN|
SOURCE: Family Trees of Thomas Jefferson and Other Famous Americans
INDEX OF SURNAMES
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