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20th August 1833

Benjamin Harrison

American politician, 23rd President of the United States (in office from 1889 to 1893)

Benjamin Harrison was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, creating the only grandfather-grandson duo to have held the office. He was also the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a founding father. Before ascending to the presidency, Harrison established himself as a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader, and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army as a colonel, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers in 1865. Harrison unsuccessfully ran for governor of Indiana in 1876. The Indiana General Assembly elected Harrison to a six-year term in the U.S. Senate, where he served from 1881 to 1887.

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  • Lived from
    1833 - 1901 (Died age 67)
  • Birthday:
    20th August 1833
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Leo
  • Place of Birth:
    North Bend, Ohio
  • Country:
    United States of America