10 Interesting Facts About Benjamin Harrison

10. A President’s grandson

Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of  President William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United States. Benjamin was seven years old when his grandfather was elected president.

9. First electricity in the White House

Harrison was the first president to use electricity in the White House, installed by Edison General Electric Company. However, he and his wife would not touch the light switches for fear of being electrocuted and often went to bed with the lights left on.

8. Harrison was a big talker

Once, over a period of thirty days, Harrison made 140 completely different speeches.

7. Indiana roots

Benjamin Harrison was the first and only president from Indiana. Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About Benjamin Harrison”