William Henry Harrison The 9th President of USA

William Henry Harrison
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9th  (Mar 04, 1841 - Apr 04, 1841)
Terms: 0.02
Age at start:  68 years 24 days
Age:  68 years 1 month 24 days
Height: 5'8", 172 cm
Born:  Feb 09, 1773
Birth place:  CharlesCityCounty, Virginia
Net worth: 6 Millions
Death date:  April 4, 1841 in office
Signature:William Henry Harrison's signature
Occupation: Military
Hampden-Sydney College University of Pennsylvania

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 - April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States in 1841. He died of either typhoid, pneumonia, or paratyphoid fever 31 days into his term, becoming the first president to die in office and the shortest-serving U.S. president in history.[2] His death sparked a brief constitutional crisis regarding succession to the presidency, because the Constitution was unclear as to whether Vice President John Tyler should assume the office of president or merely execute the duties of the vacant office. Tyler claimed a constitutional mandate to become the new president and took the presidential oath of office, setting an important precedent for an orderly transfer of the presidency and its full powers when the previous president fails to complete the elected term.
Harrison was born in Charles City County, Virginia, a son of Founding Father Benjamin Harrison V and the paternal grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States. He was the last president born as a British subject in the Thirteen Colonies before the Declaration of Independence in 1776. During his early military career, he participated in the 1794 Battle of Fallen Timbers, an American military victory that effectively ended the Northwest Indian War ... read more on

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