Benjamin Harrison

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  • Twenty-third President (1889-1893)
  • Birthday: August 20, 1833 (Tuesday)
  • Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Date of Death: March 13, 1901 (Wednesday)
  • Place of Death: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Place of Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cause of Death: Pneumonia
  • Age: 67 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 2930 days
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Party: Republican

Benjamin Harrison Offices Held

  • Senator from Indiana (1881-1887)

Benjamin Harrison Nicknames

  • Kid Gloves Harrison
  • The Human Iceberg
  • The White House Iceberg
  • Little Ben
  • The Centennial President
  • Young Tippecanoe
  • The Front Porch Campaigner

Benjamin Harrison Pets

  • Dogs (one was named Dash)
  • Goat (named Old Whiskers)
  • Opossums (named Mr. Reciprocity and Mr. Protection)

Benjamin Harrison Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 6 inches

Benjamin Harrison Quotes

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.
Great lives never go out; they go on.
I don't think people ought to take the elevator if they (can) walk, because they don't get to see the stairway.
The bud of victory is always in the truth.
I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event.
I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.
There never has been a time in our history when work was so abundant or when wages were as high, whether measured by the currency in which they are paid or by their power to supply the necessaries and comforts of life.

Benjamin Harrison Timeline – Family

  • September 16, 1804 Lucretia Knapp Johnson Harrison (Father’s First Wife) born in Boone, Kentucky.
  • October 4, 1804 John Scott Harrison (Father) born in Vincennes, Indiana.
  • July 18, 1810 Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin Harrison (Mother) born in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
  • 1824 John Scott Harrison (Father) marries Lucretia Knapp Johnson (Father’s First Wife).
  • 1825 Elizabeth Short Harrison Eaton (Half Sister) born.
  • March 9, 1827 William Henry Harrison (Half Brother) born.
  • 1829 Sarah Lucretia Harrison Devin (Half Sister) born.
  • September 15, 1829 William Henry Harrison (Half Brother) dies.
  • February 6, 1830 Lucretia Knapp Johnson Harrison (Father’s First Wife) dies.
  • August 12, 1831 John Scott Harrison (Father) marries Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin (Mother).
  • June 9, 1832 Archibald Irwin Harrison (Brother) born in North Bend, Ohio.
  • October 1, 1832 Caroline Scott Harrison (First Wife) born in Oxford, Ohio.
  • August 20, 1833 Benjamin Harrison born in North Bend, Ohio.
  • July 5, 1835 Mary Jane Irwin Harrison Morris (Sister) born.
  • August 23, 1837 Anna Symmes Harrison (Sister) born.
  • August 26, 1838 Anna Symmes Harrison (Sister) dies.
  • June 25, 1839 John Irwin Harrison (Brother) born.
  • October 25, 1839 John Irwin Harrison (Brother) dies.
  • September 26, 1840 Carter Bassett Harrison (Brother) born in North Bend, Ohio.
  • November 4, 1842 Anna Symmes Harrison Morris (Sister) born.
  • November 16, 1844 John Scott Harrison, Jr. (Brother) born.
  • February 14, 1847 James Friedlay Harrison (Brother) born.
  • January 3, 1848 James Friedlay Harrison (Brother) dies.
  • October 7, 1849 James Irwin Harrison (brother) born.
  • August 15, 1850 Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin Harrison (Mother) dies in North Bend, Ohio.
  • August 25, 1850 James Irwin Harrison (brother) dies.
  • October 20, 1853 Benjamin Harrison marries Caroline Scott Harrison (First Wife) at her home (her Father officiated).
  • August 12, 1854 Russell Benjamin Harrison (Son) born in Oxford, Ohio.
  • July 4, 1856 Erskine Dimmick (Father’s Second Wife’s First Husband) born in Pennsylvania.
  • April 3, 1858 Mary “Mamie” Scott Harrison McKee (Daughter) born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • April 30, 1858 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison (Second Wife) born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
  • September 14, 1867 Mary Jane Irwin Harrison Morris (Sister) dies.
  • December 16, 1870 Archibald Irwin Harrison (Brother) dies in North Bend, Ohio.
  • May 25, 1878 John Scott Harrison (Father) dies in North Bend, Ohio.
  • October 22, 1881 Erskine Dimmick (Father’s Second Wife’s First Husband) marries Mary Scott Lord (Second Wife)
  • January 14, 1882 Erskine Dimmick (Father’s Second Wife’s First Husband) dies.
  • October 25, 1892 Caroline Scott Harrison (First Wife) dies in Washington DC.
  • April 6, 1896 Benjamin Harrison marries Mary Scott Lord Dimmick (Second Wife) at St. Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City, New York.
  • February 21, 1897 Elizabeth Harrison Walker (Daughter) born in New York City, New York.
  • March 13, 1901 Benjamin Harrison dies in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • May 12, 1904 Elizabeth Short Harrison Eaton (Half Sister) dies.
  • December 6, 1905 Carter Bassett Harrison (Brother) dies in Rutherford County, Tennessee.
  • January 10, 1926 John Scott Harrison, Jr. (Brother) dies.
  • March 26, 1926 Anna Symmes Harrison Morris (Sister) dies.
  • October 28, 1930 Mary “Mamie” Scott Harrison McKee (Daughter) dies in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • December 13, 1936 Russell Benjamin Harrison (Son) dies in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • January 5, 1948 Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison (Second Wife) dies in New York City, New York.
  • December 25, 1955 Elizabeth Harrison Walker (Daughter) dies in New York City, New York.

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