Benjamin Harrison


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Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893). Harrison, a grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was born in North Bend, Ohio, and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there. During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a Brigadier General in the XX Corps of the Army of ... more »

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  • ''The disfranchisement of a single legal elector by fraud or intimidation is a crime too grave to be regarded lightly.''
    Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), U.S. president. Letter to M.M. Estee, accepting first nomination, September 11, 1888. Public Papers and Addresses of Be...
  • ''It is essential that none of the other great powers shall secure these islands [Hawaii]. Such a possession would not consist with our safety and with the peace of the world.''
    Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), U.S. president. Special Message to Congress, February 15, 1893. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twent...
  • ''When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?''
    Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), U.S. president. Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1889. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-...
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