Birth: August 20, 1833
Death: March 13, 1901
Term of Office: March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893
Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term
First Lady: Caroline Lavinia Scott - She died of tuberculosis while he was in office.
Benjamin Harrison Quote: "Unlike many other people less happy, we give our devotion to a Government, to its Constitution, to its flag, and not to men."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)
- Sherman Silver Purchase Act (1890)
- Electricity Installed in White House (1891)
States Entering Union While in Office:
- Montana (1889)
- Washington (1889)
- South Dakota (1889)
- North Dakota (1889)
- Wyoming (1890)
- Idaho (1890)
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