Top Five Facts About 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison

The last Civil War General to serve as president of the United States, Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of the United States. He was a big talker because he made 140 completely different speeches over a period of 30 days. Let’s take a look at some of the few unknown facts about this absolute legend.


Although Benjamin grew up in a Whig household, in 1856 he became a Republican. Without any further delay, let’s know five interesting facts about Benjamin Harrison, the grandson of President William Henry Harrison.

Five facts you need to know about Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison was born on 1833, August 20 in North Bend and died on 1901, March 13. He attended Farmer’s College and later got transferred to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He studied law and established his own practices.

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5. Benjamin Harrison- A Good Public Speaker

In his early years, Benjamin was known for speaking up for other Republicans. During the Civil War, he earned a growing republication. He was re-elected as a reporter of the Supreme Court of Indiana. Since he was known as a good public speaker, he was willing to make a speech on the behalf of other Republican contenders.

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In 1981, Benjamin became a United States Senator and form March 4, 1881, to March 4, 1887, he served in the position.

4. Benjamin Harrison- Voice exists on the audio recording

Benjamin was the first president in US history whose voice still exits on an audio recording. During the first years of his presidency, Benjamin gave a powerful speech about The First Pan-American Congress. When he started speaking, his voice was recorded by Edison phonography wax cylinder. And then he became the first president to have his voice recorded.

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3. Benjamin Harrison- Lost Senate seat after the Democratic Victory

After a Democratic victory in Indiana state Legislature, in 1887, Benjamin lost his Senate seat. In the same year, he gained the Republican nomination for the president. As he was nominated for the president, he gave many speeches to delegation that visited him in Indianapolis, rather than traveling in different countries.


2. Benjamin Harrison- Installed Electricity in the White House

Benjamin totally modernized the White House. As he was the first president to install electricity in the White House. At the time everyone feared to receive an electric shock so Benjamin and his wife often went to bed with the light leaving on.

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1. Benjamin Harrison- Played on Civil War Emotionalism

Well, Benjamin’s years in the Senate were unremarkable as he played on Civil War emotionalism and appealed to anti-British sentiment. But he made no significant contributions rather, he turned his considerable lawful talents to construct interminable constitutional instructions for partisan and petty purposes. But in 1888 his services paid off when he was chosen to run for president.