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Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison Offers His First Congratulations to His Son on the Birth of His Grandson, Future Congressman William Henry Harrison With the estrangement of father and son, he had learned the news through the newspapers.
1608. 16/08/1896. “I had seen in the newspapers a report of the birth of your son but waited official confirmation before extending my congratulations to you and May…. I think the name you have in mind very appropriate.â€ÂBenjamin Harrison was born in 1833 in North Bend, Ohio, to a prominent family that had a legacy of political activism. He was the great-grandson of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and grandson of the nation's 9th President, William Henry Harrison. Raised on a farm adjacent to his grandfather's vast estate, Harrison believed he was destined for greatness, and ended up following in his grandfather’s footprints as President.In 1853 Harrison married Caroline Lavinia Scott, and they moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, the following year. There he began his own law practice, and got involved in Republican politics. The Harrisons had a son Russell and a daughter Mary.During Benjamin Harrison’s presidency, Russell was his father’s aide and secretary, and Russell’s wife assisted the First Lady from the time Caroline became ill up to the time of her death in the White House in 1892. After the term ended, both the President and son Russell returned to Indiana, where the latter practiced law. Russell served in the Spanish-American War, and was responsible for overseeing the evacuation of Spanish troops from Cuba.On April 6, 1896, the former President married Mary Lord Dimmock, his first wife’s widowed niece and former secretary.  She was 38 years old - 25 years younger than Harrison - and his two adult children, Russell, age 41, and Mary, age … [Click Below for Full Description]
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