Category: US President
William Henry Harrison (1841)
William Henry Harrison was born on the 9th of February in 1773 in Charles City, Virginia. He was the ninth American President for a short period during the year 1841. William Henry Harrison was an American politician and military officer, and he was the last British President of the country. William Henry Harrison was the first president, who lost his life in office. William Henry Harrison served as the president of the United States for 32 days only and he was also the oldest president of the country to assume office pending Ronald Reagan took the charge as the President of the United States in the year 1981.
William Henry Harrison was the youngest kid in his family among seven kids. They were a famous political family who existed on the Berkeley agricultural estate in the Charles City County in Virginia. His father was a farmer and a Continental Congress delegate during the period from 1774 to 1777. The elder Harrison served as a Virginia Governor from 1781 to 1784, during and subsequent to the American Revolutionary War. Carter Bassett Harrison, the elder brother of William was chosen to the U.S. States House of Representatives from Virginia.
William Henry Harrison died on his thirty-second day in office, owing to the complications from pneumonia, working for the short term in the presidential history of the United States. His death ignited a brief constitutional disaster, but its declaration settled a lot of questions regarding presidential chain left unanswered by the organization pending the course of the twenty-fifth Amendment in 1967. William Henry Harrison was the grandfather of the twenty-third President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, who served as President during the period from 1889 to 1893.
William Henry Harrison served as the opening protective congressional delegate from the Northwest Territory before he was elected as president. William Henry Harrison also served as the Indiana Territory governor and afterward, he served as a United States representative and as a senator from Ohio. At first, William Henry Harrison gained national popularity in leading the U.S. troops in opposition to American Indians at the 1811 Tippecanoe Battle, where he got the pet name "Tippecanoe.”
As a general in the following 1812 War, the most distinguished action of William Harrison was in the 1813 Thames Battle, which he brought an end to warfare in his area. This battle caused the death of an indigenous American Shawnee leader and a large ethnic union, Tecumseh, and the closure of the Indian alliance which he guided.
Following the war, William Henry Harrison shifted to Ohio, where he was chosen for the U.S. House of Representatives. The state legislature chose him to the United States Senate in 1824. William Henry Harrison served an abridged period subsequent to being appointed as the Minister Plenipotentiary to Colombia during May 1828. William Henry Harrison spoke with a Venezuelan military leader and statesman, Simon Bolívar, in Colombia, urging his country to follow the American-style democratic system.
Returning to his ranch in Ohio, William Henry Harrison lived in virtual retirement pending he was designated for the presidential post in 1836, but he was defeated, and he retired to his farm again. William Henry Harrison was chosen as the American President in the 1840 election.