Benjamin Harrison clippings collection
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In 1862, Oliver P. Morton asked Harrison to recruit men for the 70th Indiana Volunteers. Harrison served throughout the Civil War and reached the rank of Brigadier General. From 1874 to 1889, he was the law partner of William Henry Harrison Miller. Harrison was narrowly defeated in the 1876 gubernatorial election by James Williams. In 1879, he was appointed a member of the Mississippi River Commission. He served three terms as a U.S. Senator (1881-1887). In 1888, he was elected President of the United States. Among his accomplishments were the first Pan American Congress and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
Towards the end of his term, his wife Caroline died of tuberculosis. Harrison failed to win reelection in 1892, perhaps partially due to his distraction from the campaign when his wife died. After leaving office, he returned to Indianapolis and his law practice. In 1896, he married Caroline’s niece, Mary Lord Dimmick. He served as senior counsel for Venezuela in its boundary dispute with Great Britain before an arbitration tribunal in Paris (1899). He remained an active writer and lecturer until his death on March 13, 1901, of pneumonia.
"Harrison Family." President Benjamin Harrison Home. Accessed March 2, 2006. https://bhpsite.org.
University of Virginia. "Benjamin Harrison." Miller Center of Public Affairs. Accessed March 2, 2006. https://millercenter.org/president/bharrison.
United States Congress. "Harrison, Benjamin (1833-1901)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 2, 2006. https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=h000263.
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