Benjamin Harrison Glass Bust.

Rare glass bust of the 23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison Glass Bust.

[HARRISON, Benjamin].


Item Number: 135664

Rare frosted glass bust of the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison. Mounted on a hollow glass pedestal. In near fine condition. The bust measures 5.5 inches in height. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches in height.

American lawyer and politician Benjamin Harrison served as the 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth president, William Henry Harrison, and a great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a founding father who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. A Republican, Harrison was elected to the presidency in 1888, defeating the Democratic incumbent Grover Cleveland in the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote. Hallmarks of Harrison's administration included unprecedented economic legislation, including the McKinley Tariff, which imposed historic protective trade rates, and the Sherman Antitrust Act. Harrison also facilitated the creation of the national forest reserves through an amendment to the Land Revision Act of 1891. During his administration six western states were admitted to the Union. In addition, Harrison substantially strengthened and modernized the U.S. Navy and conducted an active foreign policy, but his proposals to secure federal education funding as well as voting rights enforcement for African Americans were unsuccessful.

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