9. William H. Harrison

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“Tippecanoe”

  • Full Name: William Henry Harrison
  • Years in Office: 1841
  • Political Party: Whig
  • Nicknames: “Tippecanoe,” “Old Tip,” “Old Granny”
  • Age at Inauguration: 68
  • Vice President: John Tyler
  • Birth: February 9, 1773 in Berkeley, Virginia
  • Death: April 4, 1841 in Washington, D.C.
  • Place of Burial: William Henry Harrison State Park – North Bend, Ohio
  • Height: 5’8”
  • Ancestry: English
  • Father: Benjamin Harrison (1726–1791); Planter, politician
  • Mother: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison (1730–1792)
  • Wife: Anna Tuthill Symmes (July 25, 1775–February 25, 1864)
  • Marriage: November 25, 1795 in North Bend, Ohio
  • Children: Elizabeth Bassett (1796–1846); John Cleves Symmes (1798–1830); Lucy Singleton (1800–1826); William Henry (1802–1838); John Scott (1804–1878); Benjamin (1806–1840); Mary Symmes (1809–1842); Carter Bassett (1811–1839); Anna Tuthill (1813–1845); James Findlay (1814–1817)
  • Home: Grouseland – Vincennes, Indiana
  • Education: Private tutoring; Hampden-Sydney College (1790)
  • Religious Affiliation: Episcopalian
  • Military Service: Yes
  • Career:
    • Secretary of Northwest Territory (1798)
    • Territorial Delegate to Congress (1799– 1801)
    • Governor of Indiana Territory (1801–1813)
    • Commander of U.S. Forces in Northwest Territory (1811–1812)
    • Major General in War of 1812 (1812)
    • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1816–1819)
    • Member of the U.S. Senate (1825–1828)
    • Minister to Columbia (1828–1829)
    • President (1841)
  • Writings: Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison

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William Henry Harrison, hand-colored lithograph by J. McGee, published by N. Currier, 1835-36 LOC

 

William Henry Harrison, Hand-colored lithograph by J. McGee, published by N. Currier, 1835-36

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