Famous and Fascinating Women in History

Frontiersmen and Women

The World's Greatest Composers

Famous Women Spies

Great Authors of the World

Generals and other Noteworthy People from the Civil War

The Presidents of the United States

The First Ladies of the United States

Homes and Monuments of and to Famous People

Historical People and Events by Month for Each Day of the Year!

Famous Figures in Black History

The Calvert Family and the Lords Baltimore

Understanding the American Revolution and its People

Everything Beatles!

Everything Maryland!







by John T. Marck

23rd President

Term- March 4, 1889 to March 4, 1893

Republican Party


Birth: North Bend, Ohio, August 20, 1833.

Ancestry: English-Scotch

Marriage: First Marriage: Oxford, Ohio, October 20, 1853 to Caroline (Carrie) Lavinia Scott, who was born in Oxford, Ohio, October 1, 1832. Caroline died in Washington, D.C., October 25, 1892 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Second Marriage: New York, New York, April 6, 1896 to Mary Scott Lord Dimmick, who was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, April 30, 1858. Mary died in New York, New York, January 5, 1948, and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Children: (By first wife) Russell Benjamin (1854-1936); Mary Scott (1858-1930).

(By second wife) Elizabeth (1897-1955).

Home: Indianapolis, Indiana

Education: Private tutoring; attended Farmers College; graduated B.A. (1852) from Miami University.

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer, notary public, soldier.

Military Service: Appointed col. in 70th Indiana Volunteers (1862); resigned as brevet brig. general in 1865.

Pre-Presidential Offices: Commissioner for the Court of Claims; City Attorney; Secretary of Indiana Republican Central Committee; State Supreme Court Reporter; Member of the U.S. Senate.

Age at Inauguration: 55

Harrison Administration: Vice President: Levi P. Morton of New York, Inauguration March 4, 1889, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Lawyer

Death: Indianapolis, Indiana, March 13, 1901

Cause of Death: Pneumonia at age 67.

Place of Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana

Interesting Facts:

In 1891 electricity was installed in the White House. Harrison, after getting a shock refused to touch a switch, and often went to bed with the lights on.

Copyright 1993-2022 by John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.