Elizabeth Harrison Walker

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Elizabeth Harrison Walker
Miss Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison.jpg
Harrison in 1917
Born(1897-02-21)February 21, 1897
DiedDecember 25, 1955(1955-12-25) (aged 58)
Alma materNew York University School of Law (1919)
OccupationLawyer
Spouse(s)
James Blaine Walker
(m. 1921)
ChildrenBenjamin Harrison Walker
Jane Harrison Walker Garfield
Parent(s)Benjamin Harrison
Mary Dimmick Harrison

Elizabeth Harrison Walker (February 21, 1897 in Indianapolis, Indiana – December 25, 1955 in New York City) was the fourth and youngest child of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison, and the only child with his second wife, Mary.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Indiana in 1897, she graduated from New York University School of Law in 1919 and was admitted to the bar in Indiana and New York.

On April 6, 1921, Elizabeth Harrison married James Blaine Walker (January 20, 1889 – January 15, 1978), a grandnephew of Secretary of State James G. Blaine, a member of her father's cabinet. They had 2 children, Benjamin Harrison Walker (b. 1921 d. 1995) and Jane Harrison Garfield (née Walker) (b. 1929 d. 2020). Jane Walker married Newell Garfield, a grandson of Interior Secretary James Rudolph Garfield, and great-grandson of President James Garfield.

Jane and her husband, Newell had one daughter Eliza, but had no biological grandchildren but they had adopted ones.[2] Benjamin married Elizabeth Sillcocks Walker and had 2 sons (one deceased) and 5 grandchildren.[3]

Elizabeth Harrison was the founder and publisher of Cues on the News, an investment newsletter for women.

She died from natural causes at 58 on Christmas in 1955. She was the last surviving child of Benjamin Harrison.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison Heritage December 1982 Vol. 2 Number 4
  2. ^ "Dr. Jane Walker Garfield".
  3. ^ "Dr Benjamin Harrison Walker Jr. (1958-2009) - Find". Find a Grave.

Sources[edit]

  • Charles W. Calhoun, Benjamin Harrison, 2005, (short biography-information about Mary Dimmick Harrison).
  • DeGregorio, William A. (2001). The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents (5th ed.). Fort Lee, New Jersey: Barricade Books. pp. 331–334. ISBN 1-56980-208-4.

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