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Did you know that Benjamin Harrison belonged to the Republican Political Party? Did you know that he was the grandson of the 9th president of America, William Henry Harrison? Do know what happened during the presidency of Henry Harrison?
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Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio
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He was named after his uncle, and his great-grandfather who were also named Benjamin Harrison. His great-grandfather was one of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence
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Benjamin Harrison was a good student and went on to study law. In 1862 he joined the military to serve in the Civil War
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Benjamin Harrison was married twice, his first wife was Caroline Lavinia Scott whom he married on October 20, 1853. His second wife was Mary Scott Lord Dimmick and they wed on April 6, 1896
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He became the 23rd president of America when he was 55 years of age in 1889 and served for 4 years until 1893
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To date Benjamin Harrison is the only US president who was grandson of another president. William Henry Harrison, was the 9th president of America and served from March 4, 1841 until April 4, 1841 he was Benjamin Harrison's grandfather, and held the shortest term in office
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Benjamin Harrison was the first president to install electricity in the White House, but everyone feared receiving an electric shock, regularly Benjamin Harrison and his wife would go to sleep leaving the lights on!
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Benjamin Harrison was given two nicknames "The Human Iceberg" so called because his character was cold and unfriendly, and "Kid Gloves" because he wore gloves made of goat skin to guard his hands from infection
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Benjamin Harrison played a key role in the First Pan-American Conference which advanced trade discussions and strengthened relationships between the US and Latin America
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Benjamin Harrison endorsed the passing of the 'Sherman Silver Purchase Act'; this enabled the government to purchase more silver than had previously been agreed
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As president Benjamin Harrison appointed the first African-American a high ranking role in government. Frederick Douglass was a former slave and became minister to Haiti in 1889
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The voice of Benjamin Harrison was recorded on wax phonograph cylinder in 1889;the 36 second recording is the first voice of a president known to be preserved
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Benjamin Harrison was the first president to lose an election to a previous president. He lost the bid for re-election in 1892 to Grover Cleveland the president who held office before him
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Benjamin Harrison was 67 years old when he died on March 13, 1901; he was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis
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Benjamin Harrison was quoted as saying "Great lives never go out; they go on."
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