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Benjamin Harrison Trivia Questions and Answers
Who was the 23rd President of the United States?
A: Benjamin Harrison.
When did Benjamin Harrison serve as President of the U.S. ?
A: March 4, 1889 – March 4, 1893
Who was Benjamin’s Vice President?
A: Levi P. Morton.
What US President preceded Benjamin Harrison?
A: Grover Cleveland.
What US President succeeded Benjamin Harrison?
A: Grover Cleveland.
Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of what previous U.S.
A: President William Henry Harrison.
During the American Civil War, Benjamin served the Union
for most of the war as a what?
A: A Colonel.
Afterwards, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of
Indiana but was later elected to the what?
A: U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.
Republican, was elected to the presidency in
1888, defeating what?
A: The Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland.
Hallmarks of his administration included facilitating the
creation of the National Forests through an amendment to what?
A: The Land Revision Act of 1891.
He also substantially strengthened and modernized the what?
A: The Navy.
Benjamin proposed, in vain, federal education funding as
well as voting rights enforcement for whom?
A: African Americans during his administration.
Federal spending reached how many dollars for the first
time during his term?
A: One billion dollars.
Harrison was defeated by Cleveland in his bid for
re-election in 1892, due to the growing unpopularity of what?
A: The high tariff and high federal spending.
When was Benjamin Harrison born?
A: On August 20, 1833.
How old was Benjamin Harrison when his grandfather was
A: He was seven years old.
Benjamin Harrison's early schooling took place in a what?
A: A one-room schoolhouse near his home.
Harrison and his brother Irwin enrolled in what college
near Cincinnati, Ohio in 1847?
A: Farmer's College.
Benjamin attended the college for two years and while there
who did he meet?
A: He met his future wife, Caroline Lavinia Scott.
She was one of the daughters of what science professor?
A: John Witherspoon Scott.
Where did Harrison transfer to in 1850?
A: Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
When did he graduate?
A: In 1852.
Harrison joined what fraternity, which he used as a network
for much of his life?
A: Phi Delta Theta.
He was also a member of “what", a law fraternity which
permitted dual membership?
A: Delta Chi.
At Miami, Harrison was strongly influenced by what
and political economy professor?
A: Robert Hamilton Bishop.
What church did Harrison joined at college and, like his
mother, became a lifelong member?
A: The Presbyterian church.
After finishing college, he took up the study of law as a
legal apprentice in what Cincinnati law office?
A: Storer & Gwynne.
Before completing his law studies, Harrison returned to
Oxford to marry whom?
A: Caroline Scott.
How many children did the Harrisons have?
A: Two children, Russell Benjamin Harrison and Mary "Mamie" Scott Harrison.
Harrison returned to live where while finishing his law
A: On his father's farm.
That same year, he inherited $800 after the death of an
aunt, and used the funds to move where with Caroline?
A: To Indianapolis, Indiana in 1854.
Harrison joined the Republican Party shortly after its
formation in 1856, and that year campaigned on behalf of what Republican
A: John C. Frémont.
In 1858, Harrison entered into a law partnership with
William Wallace and they opened their office called what?
A: Wallace & Harrison.
Two years later, Harrison successfully ran as the
Republican candidate for what?
A: Reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court.
He was an active supporter of his party's platform, and
served as what?
A: Republican State Committee Secretary.
While visiting Governor Oliver Morton, Harrison found him
distressed over the shortage of men answering the latest call and Harrison told
the governor what?
A: "If I can be of any service, I will go".
Morton asked Harrison if he could help recruit a regiment,
although he would not ask him to what?