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  1. Politician, farmer. John Scott Harrison (October 4, 1804 – May 25, 1878) was an American farmer and politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He was a son of U.S. president William Henry Harrison and First Lady Anna Harrison as well as the father of U.S. president Benjamin Harrison.

  2. HARRISON, John Scott, (son of President William Henry Harrison of Ohio, grandson of Benjamin Harrison of Virginia, father of President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, and great–grandfather of William Henry Harrison of Wyoming), a Representative from Ohio; born in Vincennes, Knox County, Ind., October 4, 1804; completed preparatory studies; studied medicine but abandoned the profession; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an ...

  3. 29/04/2022 · John Scott Harrison (1804-1878) was an American Congressman who represented the second district of Ohio from 1853 to 1857. To date, he is the only person in history who was the son of one President (William Henry Harrison) and the father of another (Benjamin Harrison).

    • October 04, 1804
    • North Bend, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
  4. John Scott Harrison, onetime Ohio congressman and gentleman farmer, is the only person who was both the son and father of U.S. Presidents: father William Henry was the ninth, while son Benjamin ...

    • Who Was He?
    • Suspicion
    • Augustus?
    • Anatomy Acts

    John Scott was one of the notable Congressman from Ohio. He was renowned for being both the son and the father of two separate Presidents of the US.His parents were William Henry Harrison, the ninth US President, and Anna Harrison, the First Lady. His son was Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the US.

    In the 1800s, body-snatching was highly prevalent, and when John Harrison passed away on May 25, 1878, everyone had to be extra cautious. When John was about to be buried in North Bend, Ohio on May 29, the people who attended the burial noticed thatthe grave of Augustus Devin (he had died 11 days prior due to tuberculosis) had been robbed. The inci...

    John Irwin and George proceeded to Medical College of Ohio to find Augustus’s bodyas medical colleges were notorious for using cadavers. Escorted by the janitor, they found a 6-month old baby’s remains, a body of a black woman inspected by a medical student, and a hodgepodge of body parts. But not that of Augustus’s. The duo, along with Detective S...

    Due to the disgrace to the revered John Scott Harrison’s body, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan updated the Anatomy Acts to include stringent prosecution of the grave-diggers and to authorize the use of unclaimed corpses for medical purposes. Despite these measures, the demand for cadavers was still high, and body-snatching was practiced...

  5. 20/01/2016 · The stunning discovery of John Scott Harrison prompted a scandal in Ohio and attracted national attention. Local papers, such as the Cincinnati Commercial recounted the horror in sensational detail: "Harrison, with eyes starting from their sockets, shrank, almost in fear, from the awful spectacle that was presented.

  6. 13/10/2015 · October 13, 2015 John Scott Harrison had an interesting life. His afterlife was no less eventful. He holds the distinction of being the only man whose father and son were both presidents of the United States. John Scott Harrison’s father was ninth U.S. President William Henry Harrison and one of his sons was Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President.