Born:
February 9, 1773
Died:
April 4, 1841
Age:
68
Signature:
William Henry Harrison signature
Summary

William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer, a principal contributor in the War of 1812, and the ninth President of the United States (1841). He was the last president born before the American Revolution, and died of pneumonia just 31 days into his term, thereby serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. He was the first president to die in office, and his death sparked a brief constitutional crisis. Its resolution left unsettled Constitutional questions as to the presidential line of succession until the passage of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1967. Harrison was a son of Founding Father Benjamin Harrison V and in turn was the paternal grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd United States President (1889–1893).

For more information from Wikipedia®: William Henry Harrison
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Advertisement
Related Pictures
Results by county explicitly indicating the percentage of the winning candidate in each county. Shades of yellow are for Harrison (Whig) and shades of blue are for Van Buren (Democrat).
Results by county explicitly indicating the percentage of the winning candidate in each county. Shades of yellow are for Harrison (Whig) and shades of blue are for Van Buren (Democrat).
Poster of Harrison's accomplishments
Poster of Harrison's accomplishments
Chromolithograph campaign poster for William Henry Harrison
Chromolithograph campaign poster for William Henry Harrison
A depiction of Tecumseh in 1848
A depiction of Tecumseh in 1848
William Henry Harrison (Bass Otis, 1841)
William Henry Harrison (Bass Otis, 1841)
Harrison in a copy of an 1835 White House portrait by James Reid Lambdin
Harrison in a copy of an 1835 White House portrait by James Reid Lambdin
Statue of Harrison on horseback in Cincinnati, Ohio
Statue of Harrison on horseback in Cincinnati, Ohio
  
Related Videos
William Henry Harrison - Presidents America Forgot (for a Reason) | President's Day 2017
President William Harrison Biography
William Henry Harrison: Hey, What Happened? (1841)
Drunk History vol. 4 - Featuring Paul Schneider
How the White House Killed Two Presidents
One to One: Gail Collins, author, "William Henry Harrison"
HARRISON! An(other) American musical (With lyrics!)
Life Portrait William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison | 60-Second Presidents | PBS
American Presidents Series: William Henry Harrison Biography
#09 William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison: America's briefest President
x
x
eXTReMe Tracker