William Henry Harrison

9th US President William Henry Harrison Full Name: William Henry Harrison
Nationality: American

Profession: 9th US President
Political Party: Whig
Political Titles: Senator from Ohio

Presidential Term: March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841
Preceded By: Martin Van Buren
Succeeded By: John Tyler

Why Famous: Perhaps best known for being the first president to die in office, and for serving only 32 days as president.

Originally gained national fame for leading U.S. forces against American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.

He was 68 years, 23 days old when inaugurated, the oldest president to take office until Ronald Reagan.

Born: February 9, 1773
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charles City, Virginia, USA

Died: April 4, 1841 (aged 68)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1795-11-25 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio

Historical Events in the Life of William Henry Harrison

  • 1811-11-07 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation
  • 1840-12-02 William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America
  • 1841-03-04 Longest US presidential inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison

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