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William H. Harrison

9th President of the United States


"The only legitimate right to govern is an express of power from the governed."

--Inaugural Address, 1841

Full Name: William Henry Harrison

Born: February 9, 1773

Birthplace: "Berkeley Plantation", Charles City County, Virginia

Father: Benjamin Harrison (1726-1791)

Mother: Elizabeth Bassett Harrison (1730-1792)

Wife: Anna Harrison (1775-1864)

Married: November 25, 1795

Religious Preference: Episcopalian

Previous Experience: Soldier, Secretary of Northwest Territory, U.S. Representative, Governor of Indiana Territory, U.S. Senate, Minister to Colombia

Political Party: Whig

Age at Inauguration: 68

Term of Office: March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841

Vice-President: John Tyler (1841)

Died: April 4, 1841

Age at Death: 68

Place of Burial: North Bend, Ohio

President at Time of Death: Died in Office

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1840 William H. Harrison (W) 234 1,275,016
  Martin Van Buren (D) 60 1,129,102