President William Henry Harrison

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William H. Harrison was the United States of America’s ninth president.

President William Henry Harrison was born in Charles City County, Virginia on February 9, 1773 and grew up to become America’s ninth president.

William Henry Harrison became president on March 4, 1841 and left the office on April 4, 1841. His place of primary affiliation was Ohio.

President William Henry Harrison was a member of the Whig Party and his vice president was John Tyler.

William Henry Harrison's nicknames include General Mum, Old Tippecanoe, The Cincinnatus of the West, and Washington of the West.

William Henry Harrison became President of the United States at age 68. Only Ronald Reagan was older when he began presidential duties. After only 32 days as President, William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia. Harrison became the first president who died at his post. No one has had a shorter presidency.

Before he reached the White House, he had been a farmer and a soldier, served as Congressman for Northwest Territory, Governor of Indiana, Governor of Louisiana, Congressman of Ohio, Senator for Ohio and Ambassador to Colombia.

His military career, culminating in the Battle of Tippecanoe, laid the groundwork for his campaign and the slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too".

William Henry Harrison was 68 years old when he died on April 4, 1841. William Henry Harrison was the first president to die in office.

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