09 William Henry Harrison

09 William Henry Harrison

09 William Henry Harrison

09 William Henry Harrison
09 William Henry Harrison

 
  • 9th President of the United States (1841)
  • Vice President: John Tyler (1841)
  • Born: February 9, 1773, Berkeley plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
  • Nickname: "Old Tippecanoe"; "Old Tip"
  • Education: Hampden-Sydney College
  • Marriage: November 25, 1795, to Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864)
  • Children: Elizabeth Bassett (1796-1846), John Cleves Symmes (1798-1830), Lucy Singleton (1800-1826), William Henry (1802-1838), John Scott (1806-1840), Mary Symmes (1809-1842), Carter Bassett (1811-1839), Anna Tuthill (1813-1865), James Findlay (1814-1817)
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Career: Soldier
  • Political Party: Whig
  • Died: April 4, 1841, Washington, D.C.
  • Buried: William Henry Harrison Memorial State Park, North Bend, Ohio

William Henry Harrison Trivia:
Attended Hampden-Sydney College. Harrison gave the longest inaugural address - one hour 45 minutes. Only president who studied to become a doctor. His immediate job before becoming president was clerk of Hamilton County (Ohio) court. First president to die in office. Inaugurated on March 4, 1841, contracted pneumonia in late March, died in the White House on April 4. Served 30 days.


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