William Henry Harrison
9th President of the United States
(March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841)
Nicknames: "Old Tippecanoe";
Born: February 9, 1773, in Berkeley, Virginia
Died: April 4, 1841, in Washington, D.C.
Mother: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison
Tuthill Symmes (1775-1864), on November 25, 1795
Children: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison (1796-1846); John Cleves
Symmes Harrison (1798-1830); Lucy Singleton Harrison (1800-26); William Henry
Harrison (1802-38); John Scott Harrison (1804-78); Benjamin Harrison (1806-40);
Mary Symmes Harrison (1809-42); Carter Bassett Harrison (1811-39); Anna Tuthill
Harrison (1813-65); James Findlay Harrison (1814-17)
Education: Attended Hampden-Sydney College
Political Party: Whig
Other Government Positions:
Presidential Salary: $25,000/year
- Secretary of Northwest Territory, 1798
- Territorial Delegate to Congress, 1799-1801
- Territorial Governor of Indiana, 1801-13
- U.S. Congressman from Ohio, 1816-19
- United States Senator, 1825-28
- Minister to Colombia, 1828-29
Presidential Election Results:
Vice President: John
- Secretary of State
- Daniel Webster
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Thomas Ewing (1841)
- Secretary of War
- Attorney General
- John J. Crittenden (1841)
- Postmaster General
- Francis Granger (1841)
- Secretary of the Navy
- George E. Badger (1841)
address on March 4. It was an extremely cold day and Harrison did not wear
a hat while delivering the 105 minute speech. He contracted pneumonia and died
in the White House one month later.
- Deleviered the longest
Internet Biographies:Compiled by the White House.
Henry Harrison -- from The
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Contains a full biography, written by Robert G. Gunderson of Indiana
University, along with suggestions for further reading.
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Presidents of the United States of America
Henry Harrison Papers and Documents (1791-1864)
Contains listings of mainly letters and documents written between 1794-1840.
This is a listing of the types of documents that are available and where they
can be found. They are not reproduced on the web. Also contains a list of
subject headings that can be used for further research. From the Indiana
Other Internet Resources:
Museum/Tippecanoe County Historical Association
Ginger Smith, a fourth grade teacher at Battle Ground Elementary School
(Battle Ground, IN) created this site to explore the history of Tippecanoe.
Includes some thoughts by her students on the various monuments they've seen
and materials they've read. A history of the battle and battlefield, from the
Tippecanoe County Historical Association, is also given.
Points of Interest:
are the only president and vice president born in the same county.
- Harrison was the only president who studied to become a doctor.
- Harrison's father was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- Harrison and his vice president
Harrison was clerk of Hamilton County (Ohio) court immediately before
His widow received a $25,000 pension after her husband's death.