"Benjamin Harrison" was the List of Presidents of the United States/23rd President of the United States (1889–1893); he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison. Harrison had become a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian church leader and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana. During the American Civil War, he served the Union for most of the war as a Colonel (United States)/colonel and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the United States Senate/U.S. Senate as a Brevet (military)/brevet Brigadier general (United States)/brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. Afterwards, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana but was later elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature.

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