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Courts in the Classroom > Lesson Plans & Materials > Benjamin Harrison Day > Benjamin Harrison Day (2003) Benjamin Harrison Day (2003)


On March 4th 1889 Benjamin Harrison was inaugurated as the 23rd President of the United States; to date Harrison is the only Hoosier to become President.

The celebration will include a proclamation from the Governor's Office and a Judicial Pardon from the Supreme Court (Harrison left his office as Reporter of the Supreme Court to serve as a Colonel of the 70th Indiana in the Civil War and the court stripped him of his office). Mr. Benjamin Harrison himself along with his friend James Whitcomb Riley will be present for the festivities.

The presentation of the Judicial pardon by Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard took place in the Supreme Court courtroom and is available to view as a webcast.

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