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The Religious Affiliation of
Benjamin Harrison
23rd U.S. President


Zachary Taylor was a Presbyterian.

From: Peter Roberts, "Benjamin Harrison" page in "God and Country" section of "Science Resources on the Net" website (http://www.geocities.com/peterroberts.geo/Relig-Politics/BHarrison2.html; viewed 29 November 2005):
Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian

Summary of Religious Views:
At least from his college days onward, Harrison appears to have been quite devout. In addition to frequently attending church, Harrison became a church elder, and taught Sunday school.

Views on Religion and Politics:
Harrison's religious faith instilled in him a sense of duty which underlay his political activities.

Quotations:
"I hope you will renew your Christian faith and duties. It is a great comfort to trust God -- even if His providence is unfavorable. Prayer steadies one when he is walking in slippery places -- even if things asked for are not given." -- letter to Russell Harrison, 8 August 1887

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