Harrison, John Scott

Ohio US Rep, grandson of Virginia Signer Benj. Harrison, son of President Wm. Henry Harrison, father of President Benj. Harrison

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(1804-1878) Ohio Whig/ Oppositionist US Rep. 1853-57, only man to be both son and father of US Presidents. His grandfather was Virginia Signer of the Declaration of Independence Benjamin Harrison; his father, Wm. Henry Harrison; was 9th US President (1841); his son, Benjamin Harrison, was 23rd President (1889-93) but he did not live to see his son become President. After defeat for 3rd congressional term in 1856, he retired to North Bend, Ohio where he died May 25, 1878, interred in the William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial in North Bend with his parents and other family members. At the time it was common practice for graves to be robbed of recently deceased bodies for use in teaching dissection and anatomy at medical colleges. The day of Harrison’s funeral it was discovered that the body of young Augustus Devin, buried the previous week in an adjoining grave, had been stolen. The next day, one of Harrison’s sons and a friend traveled to Cincinnati to look for Devin’s body. With search warrants in hand they went to the Ohio Medical College where they found the naked body of John Scott Harrison hanging from a rope down a chute beneath a trap door; Devin's body was later found preserved in a vat of brine at the medical college of the University of Michigan. Signed 3 ˝ x 7 ˝ yellow autograph album page piece, adds North Bend, Ohio. Undated but likely while Ohio US Rep.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signature






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