Elizabeth Harrison Walker

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Elizabeth Harrison Walker
Miss Elizabeth Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison.jpg
Walker 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 (1921-1995)
Jane Harrison Walker Garfield (1929-present)
Parent(s)Benjamin Harrison
Mary Scott Lord Dimmick

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

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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. Their daughter, Jane Harrison Walker, married Newell Garfield, a grandson of Interior Secretary James Rudolph Garfield, and great-grandson of President James Garfield.

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

She died from a heart attack at 58 on Christmas in 1955. She was the last surviving child of Benjamin Harrison.

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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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