William Harrison (1773 – 1841)

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Life in Brief: William Henry Harrison served the shortest time of any American President—only thirty-two days. He also was the first President from the Whig Party. He had won his nickname, “Old Tip,” as the tough commanding general of American forces who … more life in brief »

Essays about William Harrison

About His Administration

First Lady
Anna Harrison
Vice President
John Tyler (1841)
Secretary of State
Daniel Webster (1841)
Attorney General
John J. Crittenden (1841)
Postmaster General
Francis Granger (1841)
Secretary of the Treasury
Thomas Ewing (1841)
Secretary of the Navy
George E. Badger (1841)
Secretary of War
John Bell (1841)

Facts about William Harrison

Term
:
9th President of the United States (1841 – 1841)
Born
:
February 9, 1773, Berkeley plantation, Charles City County, Virginia
Political Party
:
Whig
Died
:
April 04, 1841
Nickname
:
“Old Tippecanoe”; “Old Tip”
Education
:
Hampden-Sydney College
Religion
:
Episcopalian
Marriage
:
November 25, 1795, to Anna Tuthill Symmes (1775–1864)
Children
:
Elizabeth Bassett (1796–1846), John Cleves Symmes (1798–1830), Lucy Singleton (1800–1826), William Henry (1802–1838), John Scott (1804–1878), Benjamin (1806-1840), Mary Symmes (1809–1842), Carter Bassett (1811–1839), Anna Tuthill (1813–1865), James Findlay (1814–1817)
Career
:
Soldier
Buried
:
William Henry Harrison Memorial State Park, North Bend, Ohio

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

William Freehling

Professor Freehling is a senior fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the emeritus Singletary Professor of the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. His writings include:

The Road to Disunion, 1776–1861 (2 volumes; Oxford University Press, 1990 and 2007)

The Reintegration of American History: Slavery and the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1994)

Prelude to Civil War: the Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816–1836 (Oxford University Press, 1992)

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