Ten fun facts about William Henry Harrison
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William Harrison was born in Virginia on February 9, 1773.
In 1791, he changed career paths joining the First Infantry of the Regular Army and heading to the Northwest.
Harrison served as governor from 1801 until 1813 of the Indiana territories. He won a nominal victory over the Indians at Tippecanoe and a more decisive one at the Battle of the Thames.
Harrison became a general in the army when war broke out with the British in the War of 1812.Fact 5
He served in the U.S House of Representative from 1816 to 1819, the Ohio Senate from 1819 to 21 and the U.S Senate from 1825 to 1828.Fact 6
Harrison served a truncated term before being appointed as Minister Plenipotentiary to Colombia in May 1828 before returning to his farm in Ohio.Fact 7
In 1840 the Whig party chose Harrison as their only candidate for president.Fact 8
He became the ninth president of the United States in 1841. Harrison was 67 when he was elected to take office.Fact 9
He delivered the longest inaugural address in history which took him nearly two hours to read. He came down with pneumonia and served only 31 days in office.Fact 10
Harrison died in the White House on April 14, 1841. Click here for more people facts ❯
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