He did not win another term,
although he continued to campaign for the
Republican Party delegate and continued to
be a public figure.
Benjamin Harrison Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1833 - 1901 *** Full Name: Benjamin Harrison *** Occupation: American Lawyer, Politician and 23rd President of the United States *** Date of Birth: Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20th 1833 *** Place of Birth: Benjamin Harrison was born in North Bend, Ohio, U.S. *** Family background: His father was John Scott Harrison and his mother was Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin. He was the second child of eight children born to his parents and he was also the grandson of the William Henry Harrison the 9th President of the United States he was as great grandson to Benjamin Harrison V, a governor of Virginia and one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence. When his grandfather was President, he was a young boy of seven years old. His family were descendants of the early immigrants to Virginia in 1630. Although the family were of long standing in the community, they were not wealthy *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with brothers Archibald, Carter and John and sisters Mary and Anna. He grew up on the family farm and spent much of his time hunting and fishing and being outdoors *** Education: Benjamin Harrison attended school in a one-room schoolhouse close to the family home and would have a tutor engaged for him to help him prepare for college. He attended Farmerís College near Cincinnati for two years before transferring to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he graduated in 1852 ***
Benjamin Harrison Fact 1:
Benjamin Harrison was born on August
20th 1833 and during the 19th
century period in history when
slavery would largely become
abolished during this century with
salve revolts in Britain, Haiti and
France. In particular in America the
Civil War of 1861 to 1864 saw the
abolition of slavery and in England
the Slavery Abolition Act saw the
British Royal Navy put an end to the
global slave trade.
Benjamin Harrison Fact 9:
Having recruited a regiment, he was
offered command of those men, but
with no military experience he
declined. He would however be given
a commission as captain and made
company commander in July 1862.
Benjamin Harrison Fact 11:
With his increasing popularity he
was urged to run for Congress.
Although he did not succeed on his
own he nevertheless continued to
speak on behalf of the Republicans
and in 1878 when Morton died
Harrison was nominated to take his
Benjamin Harrison Fact 20: After his term in office, he traveled, lived in San Francisco for a time and lectured at Stanford University before serving on the Board of Trustees of Purdue University.
Benjamin Harrison Fact 17: An
area Benjamin Harrison was keen to
resolve was the protection of civil
rights for the black American
population. The only problem with
that was upholding the laws as
violators may be prosecuted but with
largely white juries they more often
than not failed to convict.
Benjamin Harrison Fact 19: During the next presidential election Benjamin Harrison would not prevail for a second term and Grover Cleveland would be re-elected President.
Benjamin Harrison Fact 21:
After the death of his wife he
remarried, Mary Scott Lord Dimmick,
a widow almost half his age. Neither
of his children approved and both
refused to attend the wedding. They
had one child together, their
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