: General Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) and Levi Morton, the Republican candidates of 1888. After being born and educated in Ohio and becoming a successful soldier in the Civil War, Harrison was appointed to the Senate as a representative of Indiana. He went on to win the Republican nomination for the 1888 presidential election. Harrison defeated incumbent Grover Cleveland despite losing the popular vote. Harrison is best known for acquiring vast amounts of land and admitting 6 states to the Union while in office. View on Ohio Memory.
: OVS4771 Subjects
: Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Candidates for president; Candidates for Vice-President; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Presidential elections--1880-1890; Presidential campaigns; Civil War 1861-1865 Places
: North Bend (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)