John Scott Harrison

John Scott Harrison ( born October 4, 1804 in Vincennes, Indiana Territory, † May 25 1878 in North Bend, Ohio ) was an American politician of the United States Whig party. March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1857 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 2nd Congressional District of the State of Ohio. He was previously the only man whose father and his son were President of the United States.


John Scott Harrison was born as the son of the future U.S. President William Henry Harrison and Anna Harrison 1804 in Vincennes. There he went to school and then studied medicine. Later he became a farmer.

In 1824 he married Lucretia Knapp Johnson. With her he had three children. In 1831 he married his second wife in Cincinnati Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin. Together both had ten children, including the future U.S. President Benjamin Harrison. After his father died in 1841, his mother moved in with him and helped her daughter- in parenting.

1852 Harrison was elected as a candidate of the Whig Party United States as the representative of the 2nd congressional district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1855 he was a member of the opposition party still a member of the House of Representatives. In 1857 he retired from the House. Following pulled Harr Sion to North Bend to there on the Point Farm to live. There he died in 1878 and was buried in his father's grave.