Caroline Harrison

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Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison
First Lady of the United States
In role
March 4, 1889 – October 25, 1892
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byFrances Cleveland
Succeeded byMary McKee (acting)
President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
In office
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byMary Virginia Ellet Cabell (Vice President Presiding)
Personal details
Born(1832-10-01)October 1, 1832
Oxford, Ohio, U.S.
DiedOctober 25, 1892(1892-10-25) (aged 60)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
OccupationFirst Lady of the United States

Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison (October 1, 1832 - October 25, 1892) was the wife of Benjamin Harrison. She was the First Lady of the United States from 1889 until her death in 1892.

Her birthplace was Oxford, Ohio. Her parents were Mary Potts Neal and Dr. John W. Scott. She met the young Ben when he was a student at Miami University. They married on October 20, 1853. They had three children. Their first child was Russell Benjamin (1854-1936). Their second child was Mary Scott (1856-1930). Their third child was a daughter, born in 1861. In the same year, their third child died.

When her husband became the President of the United States in 1889, they both moved to the White House. Caroline gave stylish parties. She became sick with tuberculosis. She could not participate in social functions after that. She died of tuberculosis on October 25, 1892.