Benjamin Harrison

Political Offices

When did Harrison earn a spot in the U.S. Congress?

After campaigning in Indiana for himself and for Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes, Harrison attracted national party attention. President James Garfield offered Harrison a spot in his cabinet, but Harrison declined. The Indiana legislature elected him to the U.S. Senate. He served in the Senate from 1881 until 1887.


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