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Benjamin Harrison

John Tyler Memorial Hwy, VA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 37° 20' 29.701284", -77° 13' 7.319748"
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Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791)--Virginia planter, politician, and signer of the Declaration of Independence--was born at nearby Berkeley plantation. He first served in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1752, though elected in 1749, and remained in office until 1775. In 1774, the Virginia Revolution ary Convention sent Harrison to the Continental Congress, where he served through 1777. He was Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 to 1781 and governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784. His son William Henry Harrison and great-grandson Benjamin Harrison were presidents of the United States.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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