Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fact of the Day: John Scott Harrison

While John Scott Harrison only served for the U.S. House (for Ohio) from 1853-1857, he did have more famous relatives. His father was William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States. His son was Benjamin Harrison, who was 23rd President of the United States. Thus John Scott Harrison is the only person to be both child and parent to a United States President. 

11 comments:

Huggybear said...

Certainly a distinction for the family, but Adam maybe you should have added more "facts" - his death and the "body snatching" from graves /tombs of that era. Macabre would be a nice way of referring to it.
Maybe Adam you didn't want to terrify your readers???
Here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scott_Harrison
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Kay said...

I didn't even know that there were two Harrison presidents. Gracious!

Dascha said...

Wow, did not know this!

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Margaret D said...

A new profile photo you have. It's good :)
Didn't know the above, that's really interesting however.

Pat Hatt said...

Sure kept it in the family

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting facts.

DVArtist said...

Wow that is an interesting fact. Didn't know that.

Martha said...

So many presidents to keep track of!

bj said...

Pretty cool fact...
Barbara Bush, having a husband and a son become presidents, is bound to hold some kind of record, too.

Christine said...

wow it skipped his generation!

Andrew-L'autre said...

Glad to see you mention this; I wrote about this topic over three years ago. :)

http://airnicetolivelands.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/john-scott-harrison.html