William Henry Harrison Biography

William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the first president to die in office. He was 68 years, 23 days old when inaugurated, the oldest president to take office until Ronald Reagan in 1981. Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. His death sparked a brief constitutional crisis, but its resolution settled many questions about presidential succession left unanswered by the Constitution until the passage of the 25th Amendment in 1967. He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, who was the 23rd President from 1889 to 1893.

Before election as president, Harrison served as the first territorial congressional delegate from the Northwest Territory, governor of the Indiana Territory and later as a U.S. representative and senator from Ohio. He originally gained national fame for leading U.S. forces against American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, where he earned the nickname "Tippecanoe". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
William Henry Harrison
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Soldier, Military Officer, Politician
Religion:
Episcopal Church
Date of Birth:
February 9, 1773
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
April 4, 1841
Age at Death:
68
Cause of Death:
Sepsis, Pneumonia
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