My name is Benjamin Harrison, I’m the 23rd president of the United States, I was born on August 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio. I attended Miami University in Ohio in 1852 and married Caroline Lavinia Scott the following year. I studied law in Cincinnati, then I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, and set up my own law practice in 1854. My father warned me of the pressures of a life in politics, but my encouraged my political ambitions. I joined the Union Army as a lieutenant in the 70th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and I would attain the rank of brevet brigadier general by 1865. I was elected to the United States Senate in 1880. I broke with my party, however, to oppose the controversial Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.