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Early Career of William Harrison

Source: The Library of Congress

William Henry Harrison began his career in the military and gained a reputation as an Indian fighter. In 1800, President John Adams named him governor of the Indian Territory. He became a national hero in the War of 1812 and then turned to politics. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate from Ohio before becoming the Whig Party presidential candidate in 1840.

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