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PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
'-^ ^J^ENJAMIN HARRISON,
the twenty-third President
of the United States,
1889, was born at North
Bend, Hamilton County,
At~' Ohio, in the house of his
-\ Grandfather, William Hen'
ry Harrison (who was the
^*T -ninth President of this
country), August 20th,
1833. He is a descendant
~ \ of one of the historical
families of this country, as
also of England. The
head of the family was a
who was devoted to the cause of Oliver
Cromwell. It became the duty of this Harrison
to participate in the trial of Charles 1.
and afterward to sign the death warrant of
the king, which subsequently cost him his
life. His enemies succeeding to power, he
was condemned and executed October 13th,
1660. His descendants came to America,
and the first mention made in history of the
Harrison family as representative in public
affairs, is that of Benjamin Harrison, greatgrandfather
of our present President, who
was a member of the Continental Congress,
1774-5-6, and one of the original signers of
the Declaration of Independence, and three
times Governor of Virginia. His son, William
Henry Harrison, made a brilliant military
record, was Governor of the Northwest
Territory, and the ninth President of the
The subject of this sketch at an early age
became a student at Farmers College, where
he remained two years, at the end of which
time he entered Miami University, at Oxford,
Ohio. Upon graduation from said seat
of learning he entered, as a student, the office
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/122/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.