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Old 10-05-2014, 07:05 AM   #133
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Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was the 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 and on February 14, 1865 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a brevet brigadier general of volunteers to rank from January 23, 1865. Afterwards, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana but was later elected to U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature...

The SS Benjamin Harrison (Hull Number 25) was a Liberty ship built in the United States during World War II. She was named after Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States..The ship was laid down on 27 September 1941, then launched on 24 January 1942..She was loaded with stores for Allied forces in North Africa and sailed from Hampton Roads on 4 March 1943 with convoy UGS 6.. She was torpedoed by U-172 during the only successful wolf pack attack on the trans-Atlantic UG convoys..3 of her crew perished, and she was scuttled on 16 March 1943..Harrison is the 37th-most common surname in the United Kingdom..Harrison is also a popular masculine given name derived from the surname, of fairly recent origin... and death. Space and time. Fate and chance. Theses are the forces of the universe. Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a man who has unlocked these mysteries. From the furthest corners of the world where the dark arts still hold sway he returns to us to demonstrate how nature's laws may be bent...

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