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9 - William Henry Harrison

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: February 9, 1773

Birthplace: Berkeley plantation, Charles City County, Virginia

Father: Benjamin Harrison V (1726-1791)

Mother: Elizabeth Bassett (1730-1792)

Height at Prime: Average height

Physical Description: Slim, thin brown hair, angular face, fair complexion, closely set eyes, thin lips, strong jaw

Religion: Episcopalian

Wife: Anna Tuthill Symmes (July 25, 1775 – February 25, 1864)

Marriage Date: November 25, 1795

Marriage Place: Home of Dr. Stephen Wood, treasurer of the Northwest Territory, North Bend, Ohio

Children:

-- Elizabeth Bassett Harrison Short (September 29, 1796 – September 26, 1846)

-- John Cleves Symmes Harrison (October 28, 1798 – October 30, 1830)

-- Lucy Singleton Harrison Este (September 1800 – April 7, 1826)

-- William Henry Harrison Jr. (September 3, 1802 – February 6, 1838)

-- John Scott Harrison (October 4, 1804 – May 25, 1878)

-- Benjamin Harrison (1806 – June 9, 1840)

-- Mary Symmes Harrison Thornton (January 22, 1809 – November 16, 1842)

-- Carter Bassett Harrison (October 26, 1811 – August 12, 1839)

-- Anna Tuthill Harrison Taylor (October 28, 1813 – July 5, 1845)

-- James Findlay Harrison (1814 – 1817)

Death Date: April 4, 1841

Death Place: White House. Washington, District of Columbia

Cause of Death: Pleurisy and pneumonia

Final Words: “I wish you to understand the true principles of the government. I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.”

1st Burial Place: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia

2nd Burial Place: Harrison Tomb, North Bend, Ohio

Professional Statistics:

Soldier in the Indian wars in the Northwest Territory (1793-1797)

Secretary of the Northwest Territory (1798-1799)

Northwest Territory Delegate to the U.S. House (1799-1800)

Governor of Indiana Territory (1800-1812)

General in the War of 1812 (1812-1814)

U.S. Representative (1816-1819)

Ohio State Senator (1819-1821)

U.S. Senator (1825-1828)

U.S. Minister to Colombia (1828-1829)

9th President of the United States (1841)

Political Party: Whig

His Vice President: John Tyler (1841)

Events During Presidency:

Had the shortest administration on record


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