Caroline Scott Harrison

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Caroline Scott Harrison was famously known for her role as First Lady and wife of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States. She married Benjamin in 1853 and they moved to Indianapolis, IN where he eventually became a U.S. Senator and then president in 1889. While she served as First Lady, she took part in a multitude of projects to empower and pave a way for women in America. She was the founder of Daughters of the American Revolution which became the largest patriotic association for women. She also played an instrumental role in convincing Johns Hopkins University Medical School to admit women by helping raise funds for the program. She passed away while her husband was still in office. Services were held in the White House East Room and then in Indianapolis. #feministfriday