William Henry Harrison was born on Tuesday, February 09, 1773 in Charles City County, Colony of Virginia, USA and belonged to Harrison Political family. He was the ninth President of the United States.
Biography and Career:
His father was a planter as well as delegate to congress. At the age of 14 years he got admission in Presbyterian Hampden Sydney College and learned Latin. Then he moved to Richmond as took interest in medicine study. When he was eighteen years old his father died and he was left to the guardianship of Morris.
He was the 9th President of U.S and served in U.S Military as an officer and was a well known politician. Strangely he was the 1st President who died in office on his 32nd day. So he was the President of shortest duration. After his death a little
bit constitutional crisis created but 25 Amendment resolved many problems.
Harrison before Presidency offered his services as the 1st territorial congressional delegate and government of Indiana. Moreover he was also appointed as U.S Representative and senator from Ohio. The main reason behind his popularity was that he led the U.S military against American Indians and earned his nickname Tippecanoe in 1811.
The other major reason which gave him fame was the victory of Battle of Thames in 1812.
This was all about his war and military life. When wars came to an end he returned to Ohio and was chosen to U.S congress and appointed as Minister Plenipotentiary to Columbia. Before returning to his form in Ohio, he was nominated for Presidency in 1836. But was unable to get victory and was elected as president in 1840 as Whig candidate. On 36 march he became victim of cold and Pathogens and died after nine days on 1841.
- Being born on Feb 09, William Henry was an Aquarius.
- his ethnicity: White.
- his mother's name: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison.
- his father's name: Benjamin Harrison V.
- Brothers : Benjamin Harrison, Carter Bassett Harrison, Nathanial Harrison, Benjamin Harrison.
- Sisters : Judith Harrison, Tabitha Harrison, Elizabeth Harrison, Anna Harrison, Lucy Harrison, Sarah Harrison, Eleanor Harrison.
He attended the Hampden-Sydney College (in 1787-90).
William Henry dated Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison (wife).
He died on Sunday, April 04, 1841, in Washington; cause of death: pneumonia.
Why is William Henry Harrison Famous?
He is famous because he was the 9th President of U.S. and led the U.S military against American Indians and earned his nickname Tippecanoe in 1811 and also appointed as U.S. Representative and Senator from Ohio.
Why do we like William Henry Harrison?
We like him because he worked for the rights of people of United States.
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