(1833–1901), 23rd president of the US 1889–93; the grandson of William Henry Harrison. An Indiana Republican, he served as a US senator 1881–87. During his administration, Oklahoma was settled and the way was paved for the annexation of Hawaii. Due to deterioration of the economy and labor unrest, he was not re-elected.
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