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William Henry Harrison



William Henry Harrison

9th President of the United States

In office
March 4, 1841 – April 4, 1841
Vice President John Tyler
Preceded by Martin Van Buren
Succeeded by John Tyler
United States Minister to Colombia
In office
May 24, 1828 – September 26, 1829
Nominated by John Quincy Adams
Preceded by Beaufort Taylor Watts
Succeeded by Thomas Patrick Moore
United States Senator
In office
March 4, 1825 – May 20, 1828
Preceded by Ethan Allen Brown
Succeeded by Jacob Burnet
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Ohio‘s 1st district
In office
October 8, 1816 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by John McLean
Succeeded by Thomas Ross
Governor of the Indiana Territory
In office
January 10, 1801 – December 28, 1812
Appointed by John Adams
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Thomas Posey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Northwest Territory‘s At-large district
In office
March 4, 1799 – May 14, 1800
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Paul Fearing
Secretary of the Northwest Territory
In office
June 28, 1798 – October 1, 1799
Governor ·         Arthur St. Clair

·         Charles Byrd

Preceded by Winthrop Sargent
Succeeded by Charles Byrd
Personal details
Born February 9, 1773
Charles City, Virginia Colony,British America
Died April 4, 1841 (aged 68)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting place Harrison Tomb State Memorial
North Bend, Ohio
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Anna Symmes (m. 1795; his death 1841)
Children 10, including John Scott Harrison
Alma mater Hampden–Sydney College
University of Pennsylvania
Profession Military officer
Religion Episcopalian
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch ·         United States Army

·         Indiana Territory militia

Years of service ·         1791–1798

·         1811

·         1812–1814

Rank Major general
Unit Legion of the United States
Commands Army of the Northwest
Battles/wars ·         Northwest Indian War

Siege of Fort Recovery

Battle of Fallen Timbers

·         Tecumseh’s War

Battle of Tippecanoe

·         War of 1812

Siege of Fort Wayne

Battle of the Thames



William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773, on a Virginia manor. He was naturally introduced to an all-around associated family who had profound roots in the “grower nobility.” (His dad, Benjamin Harrison, marked the Declaration of Independence and was an individual from the Continental Congress. His sibling, Carter Harrison, served in the U.S. Place of Representatives.) William Henry Harrison majored in classics and history at Hampden-Sydney College and after that contemplated drug in Richmond with another co-underwriter of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush.

In 1791, William Henry Harrison changed vocation ways, joining the First Infantry of the Regular Army and making a beeline for the Northwest. He served under General Anthony Wayne in his battle against the Northwest Indian Confederation, which finished in the Battle of Fallen Timbers (August 1794)

William Henry Harrison left the armed force in 1798 and held different government employments before being named secretary of the Northwest Territory- – an enormous tract of area made out of a large portion without bounds conditions of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin- – by President John Adams in 1798. As the region’s first congressional representative, William Henry Harrison acquired enactment that partitioned the area into the Northwest and Indiana domains, the recent of which he served as legislative head of from 1801 until 1813.

As representative, William Henry Harrison administered the endeavors to access and control of Indian grounds so pioneers could amplify their vicinity and set up new domains. The Indians for the most part opposed the procedure, so it turned into William Henry Harrison’s errand to guard the juvenile settlements.

In 1809, the local populaces got to be savage in their resistance. They were driven by Tecumseh, who ended up being a constant enemy. In 1811, William Henry Harrison got authorization to assault Tecumseh and his alliance, yet before he could completely continue, on November 7, the Indians assaulted William Henry Harrison’s camp on the Tippecanoe River. William Henry Harrison and his men repulsed the assaulted yet maintained 190 dead and injured. The stand at Tippecanoe would do little to stem the Indian revolts, yet it would serve as a touchstone for William Henry Harrison and his future political vocation. (The call for “Tippecanoe and Tyler as well” would resound all through his and running mate John Tyler’s 1840 battle, turning into the most acclaimed political saying in U.S. history).

Amid the War of 1812, William Henry Harrison further assembled his notoriety summoning the armed force in the Northwest, vanquishing the British and Indian strengths and executing Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames, north of Lake Erie. This sent the Indians scrambling for good, and their vicinity in the area would never again represent a risk.

With the War of 1812 behind him, William Henry Harrison came back to Ohio and subsided into government life. He served in the U.S. Place of Representatives from 1816 to 1819, the Ohio Senate from 1819 to 1821, and the U.S. Senate from 1825 to 1828. In 1836, he kept running (as a Whig) for the administration, yet lost to Democrat Martin Van Buren. He was sufficiently effective, notwithstanding, to return in 1840, this time winning the famous vote by a meager edge (less than 150,000 votes isolated him and Van Buren), however taking the Electoral College effortlessly (234 to 60).

William Henry Harrison in this way turned into the most established individual chose president of the United States and the last to be conceived while the United States was still under British standard. Tragically, he came down with a bug around the season of his introduction, and it formed into pneumonia.

On April 4, 1841, William Henry Harrison passed on in the White House, before his wife had even moved to Washington, D.C. to end up first woman. William Henry Harrison was the first president to pass on in office. His grandson, likewise Benjamin, conceived in 1833, would turn into the 23rd president of the United States in 1888.

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