Benjamin Harrison DOI


Benjamin Harrison was born in Berkeley, virginia on 5 April 1726 and died on 24 April 1791at age 65. He attended William and Mary College until a lighting strike killed his father and two sisters, he never completed his studies. At the age of 38 he was elected to the House of Burgesses. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1774, and returned to Virginia in 1777 and re-elected to the house of Burgesses and selected as speaker in 1778. He also served in the militia as a Lieutenant. He was elected Governor of Virginia and served from 18782 to 1784. Benjamin married Elizabeth Bassett with whom he had many children.

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