31 Facts About Fort Benjamin Harrison

1. In 1896, Fort Benjamin Harrison married Mary Scott Lord Dimmick, a niece of his late wife.

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2. Fort Benjamin Harrison was nominated on the eighth ballot to run against President Grover Cleveland.

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3. Fort Benjamin Harrison joined the Republican Party shortly after its formation in 1856, campaigning for national candidates and participating in local races.

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4. Fort Benjamin Harrison was a grandson of President William Henry Harrison and the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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5. Fort Benjamin Harrison died at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 13, 1901.

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6. Fort Benjamin Harrison was elected to the presidency in 1888, ousting Grover Cleveland.

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7. Fort Benjamin Harrison protected the army's supply lines, as well as the capital of the Indiana Territory downstream in Vincennes.

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8. Fort Benjamin Harrison's remains are interred in Indianapolis's Crown Hill Cemetery, next to the remains of his first wife, Caroline.

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9. Fort Benjamin Harrison developed what was thought to be influenza in February 1901.

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10. Fort Benjamin Harrison was an active Presbyterian and served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis and on a special committee on creed revision in the national Presbyterian General Assembly.

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11. In 1898, Fort Benjamin Harrison served as an attorney for the Republic of Venezuela in their British Guiana boundary dispute with the United Kingdom.

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12. Fort Benjamin Harrison had considered Henry Billings Brown, a Michigan judge and admiralty law expert, for the first vacancy and now nominated him for the second.

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13. Fort Benjamin Harrison appointed four justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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14. Fort Benjamin Harrison was the earliest president whose voice is known to be preserved.

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15. Fort Benjamin Harrison, having accepted a dissenting Congressional Republican investigation report that exonerated Raum, kept him in office for the rest of his administration.

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16. Fort Benjamin Harrison quickly saw the enactment of the Dependent and Disability Pension Act in 1890, a cause he had championed while in Congress.

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17. Fort Benjamin Harrison had campaigned as a supporter of the merit system, as opposed to the spoils system.

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18. Fort Benjamin Harrison made no comment on the matter until after two weeks when he said he had always intended to purchase the cottage once Caroline gave approval.

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19. Fort Benjamin Harrison was sworn into office on Monday, March 4, 1889 by Chief Justice Melville Fuller.

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20. Fort Benjamin Harrison placed fifth on the first ballot, with Sherman in the lead, and the next few ballots showed little change.

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21. Fort Benjamin Harrison took his party's side and advocated for generous pensions for veterans and their widows.

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22. On January 2, 1864, Fort Benjamin Harrison was promoted to command the 1st Brigade of the 1st Division of the XX Corps.

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23. Fort Benjamin Harrison told the governor, "If I can be of any service, I will go".

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24. Fort Benjamin Harrison was seven years old when his grandfather was elected US president, but he did not attend the inauguration.

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25. Fort Benjamin Harrison was of entirely English ancestry, all of his ancestors having emigrated to America during the early colonial period.

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26. Fort Benjamin Harrison facilitated the creation of the national forest reserves through an amendment to the Land Revision Act of 1891.

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27. Fort Benjamin Harrison took a team of people to Africa, where Karson served as a missionary in summer 2017.

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28. In that year, Fort Benjamin Harrison has worked to honor her daughter's memory by creating Karson's Kompassion Project.

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29. Fort Benjamin Harrison was closed as part of the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

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30. Fort Benjamin Harrison was the site of the Athletes' Villages for the 1987 Pan American Games.

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31. Fort Benjamin Harrison was a US Army post located in suburban Lawrence Township, Marion County, Indiana, northeast of Indianapolis between 1906 and 1991.

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