• President Benjamin Harrison Noted for Economic Policy, Unable to Secure Help for African Americans

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    BENJAMIN HARRISON (August 20, 1833-March 13, 1901) served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893, defeating incumbent Grover Cleveland.  He was the grandson of William Henry Harrison.


    During the Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the Union Army and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers, effective January 23, 1865. The Indiana General Assembly elected Harrison to a six-year term in the U.S. Senate in March 1881.


    Notable aspects of his presidential administration included unprecedented economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff, which imposed historic protective trade rates, and the Sherman Antitrust act. Six western states were admitted to the Union during his presidency.  He strengthened and modernized the U.S. Navy, but his proposals to secure federal education funding and voting rights enforcement for African Americans were unsuccessful.


    Cleveland defeated Harrison for re-election in 1892 due in large part to the unpopularity of high tariff and high federal spending.


    Offering his bold autograph in pencil, approximately 5 inches long, on card stock.


    Toning, very light soiling, some evidence of adhesion residue to the verso. Still a fine example.


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