Benjamin Harrison V

American planter and merchant (1726-1791)

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.

Benjamin Harrison V
5th Governor of Virginia
In office
Preceded byThomas Nelson, Jr.
Succeeded byPatrick Henry
Personal details
BornApril 5, 1726
Charles City County, Virginia
DiedApril 24, 1791 (aged 65)
Charles City County, Virginia
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Anne Harrison

Other websites

  • United States Congress. "Benjamin Harrison V (id: H000262)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Biography by Rev. Charles A. Goodrich, 1856 Archived 2014-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
  • Benjamin Harrison V at Find a Grave
Archival Records
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Governor of Virginia
Succeeded by
Patrick Henry