The Presidents of the USA

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9
William H. Harrison
1841


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William Henry Harrison
 

birthplace

Charles City County, VA

birthday

February 9

Life

1773-1841

age

OFC:68 , d. 68

party

Whig

presidency highlights

He died on his 32nd day in office from pneumonia

nickname:

Old Tippecanoe, Old Tip

vice-president:

John Tyler
picture of President William H. Harrison

previous office

Minister to Colombia

key background fact:

A popular hero, he won the battles of Tippecanoe and Thames

occupation

Soldier

military service

Major General of U.S. Army, won the battles of Tippecanoe & Thames

children

10:   6 boys  4 girls

wife:

Anna Symmes (1795)

height

5' 8'' / 1.73 m

higher education

Hampden-Sydney College

religion

Episcopalian

 

quote

"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.

economy

    foreign affairs

      military activity

        unique facts

        • The only president who studied Medicine (no degree)
        • Delivered the longest inaugural address (105 min)
        • First to die in office.
        • The shortest presidency

        interesting

        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.

        military activity


          Legacy

          The Tippecanoe battle

          The Tippecanoe battle