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Benjamin Harrison V
5th Governor of Virginia
In office
Preceded by Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Succeeded by Patrick Henry
Personal details
Born April 5, 1726
Charles City County, Virginia
Died April 24, 1791 (aged 65)
Charles City County, Virginia
Political party Federalist
Spouse(s) Anne Harrison
Profession Lawyer,Politician

Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726– April 24, 1791) was an American revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. He was educated at the College of William and Mary. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756-1758) and Charles City County (1766-1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was Governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784.

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