William Henry Harrison

By Albert Gallatin Hoit, 1840. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  Ninth President, March-April 1841

William Henry Harrison was the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, would later become president. A hero of the battle of Tippecanoe, where he defeated Shawnee warriors and their chief Tecumseh, Harrison would unfortunately not have the opportunity to savor the popularity that got him elected president. After delivering the longest ever inaugural address on a very cold and windy March day, Harrison developed pneumonia and died exactly a month after his inauguration.
Era Related to this President
Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
 
Objects Related to this President
"The Log Cabin" campaign newspaper, 1840
Pitcher from the Whig Party's 1840 log cabin campaign
Model log cabin, 1840 presidential campaign
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