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Benjamin Harrison art Tina Mion painting

Benjamin Harrison, The Nine of Hearts
23rd President of the United States, 1889—1893

Benjamin Harrison was a stiff reserved man, large in the barrel and low on the pins, who liked to shoot billiards and ducks. He was the grandson of president #9 William Henry Harrison. Benjamin Harrison revived one of his grandfather’s campaign gimmicks by having huge feather balls covered in slogans rolled down America’s main streets. This brought color to his campaign, and a new phrase to the English language: “Keep the ball rolling.”

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