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Who was Benjamin Harrison?
Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1889 and ended in 1893. He was 55 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1889. Benjamin Harrison was the great grandson of William Harrison who was the 9th US President.

Benjamin Harrison's Nickname Meanings
He was named after his great-grandfather, who was one of the signers of t he Declaration of Independence. He had a variety of nicknames including Front Porch Campaigner, Little Ben, The Centennial President and Kid Glove Harrison. Another nickname, The Human Iceberg, referred to his cold manner when talking to people on a one-to-one basis. He conveyed a warmer image giving speeches & delivered 80 speeches from his front porch.


Description and Picture of Benjamin Harrison
The picture of Benjamin Harrison portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being 5 feet 6 inches in height and 160 pounds in weight that earned him the nickname of "Little Ben". He had blue colored eyes and his hair was originally blond that turned brown and slightly gray with age. He sported a long beard and moustache, the fashion of the day. He was conscious of his appearance and wore expensive, fashionable clothes.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Benjamin Harrison like?
The personality of Benjamin Harrison is described as extremely intelligent, hard working and diligent and expected the same qualities of those who worked with him. He had a formal, cold manner, so much so, that he was called the "Human Iceberg". He had good oratory skills and communicated well on formal occasions but was uncomfortable at informal events and found it almost impossible to make friendly 'small talk'.

Facts about President Benjamin Harrison and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Benjamin Harrison famous for? Why was Benjamin Harrison important? The history and life of President Benjamin Harrison during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Benjamin Harrison Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Benjamin Harrison?  
 He was the 23rd President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1889 and ended in 1893 (March 4, 1889 to March 3, 1893) .
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Republican political party
What other political offices did Benjamin Harrison hold before his presidency?
 United States Senator, 1881-87
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Levi P. Morton (1889-93)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The First Pan-American Conference in 1889
 The Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)
 The Sherman Silver Purchase Act (1890)
 Electricity Installed in White House (1891)
 The McKinley Tariff of 1890
What was Benjamin Harrison' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "The Human Iceberg"
Who was Benjamin Harrison' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Ladies were Caroline Harrison and Mary McKee
President Benjamin Harrison Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Benjamin Harrison can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Benjamin Harrison Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Benjamin Harrison born?  
 He was born on August 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was John Scott Harrison
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin Harrison
Where was Benjamin Harrison educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (Graduated in 1852)
 Religion: Presbyterian
What did Benjamin Harrison do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was Benjamin Harrison' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his first wife was Caroline Lavinia Scott (1832-1892). They married on October 20, 1853
 The name of his second wife was Mary Scott Lord Dimmick (1858-1948). They married on April 6, 1896
 The names of his children were Russell Benjamin Harrison (1854-1936); Mary Scott Harrison (1858-1930); Elizabeth Harrison (1897-1955)
When did Benjamin Harrison die?
 He died on March 13, 1901, in Indianapolis, Indiana
Benjamin Harrison Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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