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. I have assumed the presidency at the age of 68 years with 23 days, this being the last president to take office until the coming of power 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 pneumoniaOne month after taking office, ending the shortest presidential term in the history of the United States. His death sparked a short constitutional crisis, a crisis that finally solved many doubts about the presidential succession that the constitution left unanswered until the introduction of the twenty-ninth amendment in 1967.
Before being elected president, Harrison served as delegate of the Northwest Territory to the congress, governor of the Indiana Territory and as a representative and senator of Ohio. Harrison gained national fame for leading the American forces against the Native Americans in Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, 1 after which it gained the nickname of “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 camera and in 1824 as a senator. After serving a truncated period 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 democracy in the American style. Shortly thereafter, Harrison returned to his farm in Ohio where he lived in retirement until his presidential nomination in 1836. Defeated, retired to his farm again before being elected president in 1840, and died in April 1841, thirty-two days after having assumed power . He was grandfather of the twenty-third president Benjamin Harrison.Helo History