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Elizabeth Walker (Harrison)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Death: December 25, 1955 (58)
New York City, NY
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the USA and Mary Scott Harrison
Wife of James Blaine Walker, Jr.
Mother of Jane Harrison Walker and Benjamin Harrison Walker
Half sister of Russell Benjamin Harrison; Mary Scott McKee and nn Harrison

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About Elizabeth Walker


  Elizabeth (Harrison) Walker (1897-1955) , a lawyer. Born in Indianapolis, she graduated from New York University law school in 1919. In 1922, she married James Blaine Walker, grandnephew of her father's secretary of state James G. Blaine. She was founder and publisher of "Cues on the News", an investment newsletter for women.

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Elizabeth Harrison (b. February 21, 1897, Indianapolis, Indiana - d. December 25, 1955, New York City) was the third of three surviving children of the former U.S. President, Benjamin Harrison, and the only child of his second wife, Mary Scott Lord Dimmick.

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 was born February 21, 1897 and died on December 26, 1955. She was the only child by Harrison's second marriage. A graduate of New York University Law School, she married James Blaine Walker, a grandnephew of a member of her father's Cabinet. Ahead of her time, Elizabeth was a member of the Bar in two states, a leader in society and active in public life.

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WALKER, ELIZABETH HARRISON (Mrs. James Blaine Walker, Jr.), lawyer, was born at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 21, 1897, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Scott (Lord) Harrison. Her great grandfather, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) was Ninth President of the United States (1841): her father (1833-1901) was Twenty-Third President (1889-1893). Her mother (b. 1858) was an ardent war worker during the World War, and was head of the Entertainment Division of the Officer's Service Department of the New York War Camp Community Service.

Miss Harrison was educated in Tudor Hall, Indianapolis, the Westover School, Middlebury, Connecticut, and Miss Conklin's Secretarial School, New York City, and was graduated B.L. at New York University Law School in 1919, and A.B. in the Women's Collegiate Department, Washington Square, New York, in the following year. In 1920, also, she was awarded the degree of Doctor Juris, and was admitted to the Indiana bar.

Miss Harrison was an active war worker throughout the period of American participation in the hostilities of the World War. She aided in drilling the Students' Corps of New York University, and organized numerous war relief units in colleges and schools.

She is a member of the Junior League and the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority (Nu Chapter), both of New York; of the Daughters of the Cincinnati and the New York University Alumni Association.

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Elizabeth Walker's Timeline

March 21, 1897
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
December 27, 1921
New York City, NY
NY, United States
December 25, 1955
Age 58
New York City, NY