The Presidents of the USA
William Henry Harrison
Charles City County, VA
He died on his 32nd day in office from pneumonia
Old Tippecanoe, Old Tip
Minister to Colombia
key background fact:
A popular hero, he won the battles of Tippecanoe and Thames
Major General of U.S. Army, won the battles of Tippecanoe & Thames
10: 6 boys 4 girls
"I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
actions & events
- 1841 Delivered the longest inaugural address (105 min)
- 1841 Contracted pneumonia and died in the White House one month later.
- The only president who studied Medicine (no degree)
- Delivered the longest inaugural address (105 min)
- First to die in office.
- The shortest presidency
He served the shortest time of any President, only 32 days. Contracted pneumonia at his inaugural ceremony. It was the longest ever on the coldest inauguration day ever.