William Henry Harrison ( 9 of February of 1773 - 4 of April of 1841 ) was a political and military American , who served as 9th President of the United States (1841), being the first to die in office. He assumed the presidency at the age of 68 with 23 days,http://helohistory.com/ being the oldest president to take office until the arrival of Ronald Reagan and later Donald Trump , and the last president to be born before the Declaration of Independence of the United States . Harrison died of pneumoniaa month after joining the post, ending the shortest presidential term in US history. His death unleashed a short constitutional crisis , a crisis that finally resolved many doubts about the presidential succession that the constitution left unanswered until the introduction of the twenty-fifth amendment in 1967.
Before being elected president, Harrison served as a delegate of the Northwest Territory to Congress , governor of the Territory of Indiana and as representative and senator of Ohio . Harrison gained national fame by leading American forces against Native Americans at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, 1 after which he earned the nickname "Tippecanoe" (or "Old Tippecanoe"). As a general in the war of 1812 , his most notable contribution was the victory at the Battle of the Thamesin 1813, which ended hostilities in the region.
After the war, Harrison moved to Ohio, where he was elected in 1816 as a representative to the chamber and in 1824 as a senator. After serving a truncated term in the Senate, he was appointed Plenipotentiary Minister for Gran Colombia in May 1828. In Santafé de Bogotá , Harrison spoke with President Simón Bolívar , asking him to adopt a US-style democracy. Shortly thereafter, Harrison returned to his farm in Ohio where he lived in retirement until his presidential nomination in 1836. Defeated, he retired back to his farm before being elected president in 1840, and died in April 1841, thirty-two days after assuming power. He was the grandfather of twenty-third president Benjamin Harrison .
Origins and education
William Henry Harrison was born on February 9, 1773, being the youngest of the seven children of Benjamin Harrison V and his wife Elizabeth (Basset). The Harrison were members of a prominent political family who lived in the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County , Virginia . 2 Harrison was the last president born as a British subject before American independence. His father was a farmer, delegate to the Continental Congress (1774-1777), signatory of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784. 3 Harrison's elder brother,Carter Bassett Harrison was a member of the Virginia House of Representatives from 1793 to 1799. 2

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