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Library of Congress: Wannamaker's Store, Phila.

John Wanamaker Contributes $50,000 to Benjamin Harrison’s Campaign

By November 6, 1888

John Wanamaker, a department store magnate, contributes $50,000 to Benjamin Harrison’s presidential campaign. Harrision was elected as president on November 6, 1888 and in 1889 he appointed Wanamaker as the Postmaster General. The exact date associated with Wanamaker’s contributions could not be found.  


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