Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), the 23rd president of the United States, was born near North Bend, Ohio, on the farm of his grandfather, William Henry Harrison (1773–1841), who was the 9th president of the United States. Benjamin Harrison's great-great-grandfather, also named Benjamin Harrison (1726–91) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

In 1854, Harrison opened a law practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. Between 1862 and 1865, he recruited and commanded the 70th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, rising to the rank of brevetted brigadier general. After the Civil War, he returned to his ...

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