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Harrison, Benjamin (Administration)

Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of the United States, holding office from 1889 to 1893. He was the grandson of the ninth U.S. president, William Harrison. Benjamin Harrison was tutored at home, and he developed knowledge by reading many books on his own initiative. A lawyer by profession, he graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. One of the last presidents to have fought in the Civil War, he rose to the brigadier level in the military while fighting. After the Civil War, he dedicated his life to the Republican Party in Indiana and campaigned for the presidency. In 1889, he was elected president, and his role in the growth of America is hotly debated. Some of the highlights of his term are the ...

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